I'm going to start a new series titled "Scenes from my balcony". Every week something chaotic, silly or fascinating seems to play out below and I have a perfect perch to watch the drama unfold. A notification went up earlier in the week warning Yonge would be blocked Friday night and Saturday for a construction crane installation across the road. Didn't think much of it beyond I might get a few cool photos. Last night when the equipment was moved into place I took a few ok shots. In the wee hours of the morning I briefly stuck my head out the door to see what the "beep beep beep" was about. Workers were already rustling about down there. I thought way too early for this, crawled back into bed and threw a pillow over my head.
When I woke up and stepped out onto the balcony, I had a "HOLY SHIT" moment. This greeted me: I'm pleased with that shot. Not at all bad for a little Canon Powershot. It did a servicable job on the photos throughout the day. It's weak spot is night light so most of the night photos are a wash. I'll likely end up tossing them. I still came away with some great photos.
I guess this is what happens to the kids who play with building blocks and Lego - they grow up and find bigger Lego kits to play with.
The crew was still climbing around when the sun began to set.
It's 9:30 pm now, the sun has set and the workers are putting away the equipment. The crane is completed and Yonge street should open up by 10:30pm. I can hear banging and motors still going, so they'll be a while yet. Long, long day for the crew. Fascinating one for me.