7:08 PM

fire next to the reverb

muzak: the Cranberries - "dreams"

I'm sure most people in Toronto have heard about the fire that did some serious damage on Queen St. West last week. So a friend and I popped by last Friday to do some shopping and also to take a look at the destruction, because we're curious onlookers like that.

Cameras of all shapes and sizes were out in full force. Anything ranging from photojournalists with lenses the size of my head to passersby with dinky little cell phone cameras, everyone wanted their own version of the icy wreckage.

So of course, Jo wanted a piece of that action. I couldn't help it, my inner child was staring in wide-eyed awe at the wanton destruction.
Along the way, I wandered into the coolest little store called Outer Layer. Amazing finds at average prices, it's similar to the quirky stuff you'd find in Propaganda on Bloor St. I can't believe I'd never found it before! So I ended up acquiring a wallet that I really don't need.

In my defense, it's really cute! Really!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who the hell listens to the cranberries? I mean seriously...

chrisBEAN said...

show me ze wallet next time I see you!

JO ninja does life said...

Dear anonymous person, clearly I am listening to the Cranberries. What a silly question.

And chrisbean, of course you'll see the wallet! <3 could I ever hide anything from you?

Anonymous said...

Indeed you are. I'm glad your writing is better than your music choice.

vince said...

i was there the day after and there were a bunch of reporters and camera men all lined up. adam vaughan was there as well talking to the firemen. i totally thought the place looked like a movie set with everything going on.

Justine said...

You took those pictures?? :O

lanny said...

Whoa, if those are your photos, I gotta take my hat off to (followed by my shirt and shoes and pants...). Them are awesome! And here I was thinking you were a cute newcomer to the photographing scene, but wow, the compositions are pretty hot.

PS I dig the cranberries too, both as a fruit and a helluva good band