It is Christmas! So you get another PlayRaw from me on the same day! This is the sister PlayRaw to [PlayRaw] The Unpopular Entrance. Turns out the beautiful streetcar that I boarded was going in the opposite direction that I ought to be going, but I did say that I wanted to
and I loved almost all of it.
(A lovely lady sat across from me, but I don’t take intimate portraits like @beachbum , so I focused on the rolling cityscape, with occasional glances at the reflection. )
The ride began to become less enjoyable as I started to debate whether I should get off before I end up on the other side of the downtown core. I boarded from a loop after all. I decided to stay on.
There was an announcement telling all passengers that there was a crash ahead and that the streetcar would not go any farther. Guessing that I was probably close to the terminal station at that point, I decided to walk the rest of the way instead of waiting for another streetcar to go back to the Toronto Christmas Market. It was long, cold and dark. Fortunately, I was able to distract myself somewhat by peering through the shop windows and waving at the dogs that walked by. I entered a balsamic vinegar boutique shop but didn’t taste anything.
Then I came upon a mural on a side street that I liked. Showing the streetcar that I was just riding on (well, an older model) and unceremoniously told to leave. It was pretty dark at this point. I shall give you the original shot and a boosted one in case you would like to do some wizardry. Sorry they aren’t aligned and suffer from camera shake, but that is a part of the challenge, right?
Can’t wait to see what you decide to do with the both of them!
Camera JPG #1, rotated and resized:
Camera JPG #2, rotated and resized:
Images licensed under by @afre.