• Balcony panorama attempt 1

    by  • 8/3/2009 • Toronto • 4 Comments


    Click on the thumbnail if you want to see out ghost balcony a bit more clearly…

    This is just a first quick panorama generated with Calico 1.5 (3 dotted number upgrades since I used it last, and 4 since I registered it) and about a dozen shots. I’m going to play a bit with some different settings and see what I can get.


    4 Responses to Balcony panorama attempt 1

    1. Ben
      8/4/2009 at 7:50 am

      Is that St. Jamestown?

      Nice view.

    2. xinit
      8/4/2009 at 8:07 am

      That’s the place, Ben. We’re in the huge block of Wellesley apartments, and the view is brilliant.

      Apartment could use a bit of work, but the neighbourhood’s pretty decent. I’ve lived in worse places for way more money :)

    3. Ben
      8/4/2009 at 10:03 am

      I suggested moving there, in honour of the cheap rents. My life partner would have none of it though.

    4. xinit
      8/4/2009 at 10:17 am

      I like the diversity of the neighbourhood; with all the recent immigrants, etc. That and the fact that I don’t have to spend $2000 on a shoebox if we were to live much closer to downtown.

      People warned me about the area as being crime-ridden with rampaging drug use around Parliament and Gerrard…

      We lived in Gastown in downtown Vancouver for some time, a two block jaunt from the notorious corner at Main & Hastings. I haven’t seen a single needle anywhere, no bright orange needle tops, no crack pipes, no meth-scarred people asking nicely if they could pet our dog. Nothing. I just see immigrants, poor people, and people like me who value a bargain in rent and don’t want to commute 2 hours daily.

      Sure, if I had the money to burn, and wouldn’t rather spend money on travel and such, I’d happily live in a rental condo on the water with the nice parks and the facilities rather than the “Inner City”… I’d rather go to Europe for a couple weeks a year than live by Queen’s Quay.

      Plus, the balcony on this suite is massive… moved too late to take advantage, but next year I’m growing a million tomatoes out there.

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