Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Un jour à Toronto

Art from the Gardiner Museum

Shoes from the Bata Shoe Museum
Art from the Royal Ontario Museum
...More Art from the ROM
The CN Tower at Night

Some of my friends and I decided to spend the day in Toronto, Ontario. We had a great time exploring the many landmarks of the city including the CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Gardiner Museum, the Bata Shoe Museum (Carrie from Sex & the City would definitely have been impressed!) and to finish it off we caught a show at Toronto's Second City.

My favourite part of the day was visiting the Bata Shoe Museum, where we saw shoes worn by David Bowie and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as an assortment of French shoes which were displayed in a Parisian inspired room complete with French chandeliers! Ohh la la!

The Royal Ontario Museum was also amazing, and there we were able to see an assortment of art forms including a totem pole which was centred in the middle of the main foyer, 20th century Canadian flame work pieces including a horse drawn carriage and a nativity scene, as well as a collection of Lalique perfume bottles and china, a paper weight display and art deco furniture....stunning!

Lastly, we visited Second City, a comedy club in Toronto where the likes of Canadian comedians such as Martin Short, Dan Ackroyd, John Candy, Catherine O'Hara and Gilda Radner have performed in the past. The show and improv performed was fabulous.

I saved the best picture for last...the CN Tower in all its glory at night.


Jeanne said...

How very beautiful indeed.

Rosemary said...

Wow Kate,
Sounds and looks like a fun time!!
Would love to see all of those shoes.
Have a great evening!

the feathered nest said...

The Shoe Museum is such a cool idea. I would have loved to visit that. Who's ballet shoes are those?


Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

It is fun getting into the city isn't it! I love it there. Second City, hilarious! I met Dan Ackroyd in a bar one night! Told him how much I loved Trading Places!!!
I have never been to the Bata shoe museum,,,would love to though! Sounds like you had a great day. Your pics are excellent!

Pearl Maple - Mandy Collins said...

Such a beautiful blog full of all kinds of wonderful creative inspiration.

PAT said...

What a fun post, Kate! I recognized Ella. I so enjoy hearing her sing Gershwin.

Thanks so much!


Twinkle Pink said...

Ohhh I would have loved a day in that museum with all those shoes especially the french inspired room. Thank you for sharing.

best wishes Ginny

Q said...

Dear Kate,
Oh, what a fun time you had! I like shoes and Second City is very cool. Thank you for the CN Tower photo! I had dinner there five years ago and did not get a photo! Seeing yours reminded me of the night and the dinner. All delightful, as you are.

DC said...

Thank you for the preview of my upcoming trip to Toronto. We leave Thursday - our first time there! Can't wait!