Instagramming 2012

Except that it’s not instagram. But still. Crappy mobile phone photos. Enjoy.

See also the Royal Ontario Museum photos, which get their own special collage.

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Da doo ROM ROM, Da doo ROM ROM. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

So the Royal Ontario Museum is nice. Also how many websites still have Flash intros?! Amazing. 

Here are some photos of Daniel Libeskind’s incredible Crystal building. Gives life and vibrancy to an otherwise very dull exterior. Although apparently he didn’t entirely account for the snow.

Here it is in black and white. 

New York City, New York (part two)

(or see as a slideshow without the comments)

…Meanwhile, in Times Square. Shafts of light and that. 

Obviously most of the time we hung out at the US Armed Forces recruiting station. Woop.

So. Many. Adverts. Must. Watch. Everything. Buy. Everything. 

Did you miss the Flag in the last one? Yeah, I’m capitalising Flag.

Fifth avenue. 

To Serve and Protect and Give Directions.

Church Flag Bus!

Oh, here’s the UN set against an amazing sky. Easy.

The interiors look like Zaha Hadid! 

I feel an interminable speech coming on…

Thoughts of Dag

Chamber of Secrets.

This was hidden on a pillar somewhere in the lobby. A memorial ‘to those astronauts and cosmonauts who have given their lives in the exploration of space for the benefit of mankind.’

This gun would have been too big to use anyway.

Beacon of bureacratic hope.

…And night night New York.

Bueno. Back soon please.

New York City, New York (part one)

Canadajoe recently visited New York. In, ahem, the USA. This is what it looked like.

Winding through upstate New York at dawn, snow dusting the trees and hills of the Hudson valley…and our bus.

And rocking up to 7th Ave at about 9am.

Empire State of Black and White.

Buy more handbags!

Busy new yorkers doing busy new york things.

I liked this street. Somewhere near Chelsea Pier. Mmm…fire escapes.

Stack ’em up. Car parking where there ain’t much space.

NYC’s taxis are going hybrid. Apparently the only hybrids they could get were these weird Ford SUVs that look big on the outside, but are really quite small.

This next photo features the impossible car park again, some old school redbrick building that could be Keble College, the Empire State building, and THE MOON. Have you ever seen a photo with more stuff?

GIANT USHER TELLS YOU WHAT TO DO. 

Massive ballroom masquerading as a rail station. It was like the architect knew that flashmobs would be invented later on.

LegoTown

Oh hello Chrysler building and your wonderful art deco tower. Yes you are the best skyscraper. Yes you are.

It’s like original Grand Theft Auto!

Ooh, East River. “I’m gonna take my case to the U-nited Nations”

This was a very nice park. Square. Thing. Bank of America building in the background. Occupied that. 

Danger bike 

Is that building curved like a giant skate ramp? Hell yeah. Is that its twin across the street? Hell no! 

Part two features Times Square! See the US Armed Forces Recruiting Station! Visit the UN Plaza! Check back soon!