Monday, November 28, 2011

Kind of One

 On Saturday we drove downtown past the CN Tower to Exhibition Place. Our city is exploding with new buildings. It is currently the fastest growing metropolis in the world! Hope these structures are built soundly during this frenzy. The tower is almost lost is this snap!
 We parked and entered the Direct Energy Centre, a magnificent building designed for a variety of venues. Below is the interior of the hallway to display areas. The architecture and design is so fitting for this.
 Inside Hall B we were greeted by 800 artisans all displaying their talents and hoping for some sales. It is one of their most important annual shows and it allows us to purchase truly unique and beautifully handcrafted works. Included is just about anything you can imagine. Below is a peek of one of the aisles.
 Having attended this show in past years, this year's swept us away! It is so professionally organized, well laid out. All the items are very much one of a kind and of great quality too! There's even an app for this now. Below is  part of the cover from the pamphlet that lists all the participants and how they may be contacted.
 Speaking directly to some of the artists gave us a new insight into how some of their items were created. And of course we found a few 'must haves' for this year's seasonal gift giving. What an outstanding time we had!

7 comments:

Dee said...

These photographs truly enhance your text today.
(And I so love that wedding picture at the top of your blog. It so evident how much they love one another.)

Because you so like art, a blog you might like is the following: http://soulcomfort.blogspot.com
On it, Rita, who is an artist, shows us how she does her work. It's fascinating. She also takes photographs of the sunrise most days and of Karma the cat with whom she lives.

Peace.

Retired English Teacher said...

Wow. Those photographs are very nice. I love learning these things about other places.

Arkansas Patti said...

Wow, fastest growing city in the world?? That is both good and scary. Hope the good doesn't get steam rolled by the new.
That sounds like a great center to visit however. Definitely one of the good.

George said...

This sounds like an exciting exhibit, and the venue is gorgeous. I would really like to visit Toronto one of these days.

Arkansas Patti said...

Now I see what you mean about GQ's book. I didn't know it was invasive to post a Amazon review. I had thought about that but think I am reaching more people by puttig it on my blog. Thanks.

Arkansas Patti said...

I am so sorry to hear about your husband's pending surgery. I guess it is wonderful that they caught it and they have gotten so good with that surgery these days.
I will keep him in my prayers for a smooth surgery and quick recovery.

Marie said...

Sounds like so much fun! And I know you made some great finds. Oh, I love the header picture of your daughter and her new husband!