Posts Tagged ‘selfies’

Overheard at Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday:
“There must be 10,000 photographs being taken here as we speak”.
I suspect that he was right!

A view of the 3D Toronto sign from the southeast corner of Nathan Phillips Square showing the lights on the arches above the water as well as the Panamania pink and yellow covering on the lights and sound system for the stage.

I think that there is something intriguing about what people will do when there is a camera in front of them, how some people are comfortable while others are not.    The photos that I took by the 3D Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips square on Saturday were of people taking selfies or posing for pictures.  None of them were posing for me, but for their friends or families.

A young couple sits in one of the O's in Toronto while another person takes their picture with a smartphone.

There is also something intriguing about how people behave when they have a camera in their hand.

A toddler sits on her father's shoulders.  He is holding onto one of her arms.  She is looking at a pink smartphone being held up by a selfie stick almost to her level.

A young blonde woman is posing inside the O of the Toronto sign.

A couple takes a selfie beside water.  He has long hair, a beard and is wearing sunglasses.

Two Asian women sit on a concrete wall beside water.  They are probably mother and daughter.   They are posing for a photograph.

A middle aged man and woman are looking at a selfie that they have just taken on a cellphone.

Three sets of photos taken beside water.  Two boys are sitting crossed legged right at the edge.  A young woman is posing with her hands in the air and her fingers in peace sign.  A south Asian couple are looking at a picture that they have taken on a smartphone.

A family of four, mother, father and two sons, are taking a selfie.

Many people are standing in front of the 3D Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips square.  There are also many people standing around the pool.

A young woman with long black hair and an Aeropostale T-Shirt stands beside the water with her arms raised to shoulder level.
three South Asian women are standing beside the Toronto sign.  A few other people are in the picture because they are sitting on the base of the sign.

A young man has climbed up the side of the N in the Toronto sign as is sitting on top of it.

A couple poses beside the water in Nathan Phillips Square.

A group of Pan Am games volunteers in their orange T shirts pose in front of the 3D Toronto sign.

A young woman gestures towards the Toronto sign (which is not in the photograph).

A woman with long brown hair and wearing a red T shirt poses beside the water.  The 3D Toronto sign is in the background on the other side of the pool.

Two women check a picture on a smartphone.  They have just taken a selfie.

Six people, a man and five women, are talking a selfie with a phone on a selfie stick.  Two of the women have small Canadian flags.  Another woman has her arm up in the air.

#share3DTO  #hostcity2015

A newly installed large 3D sign in Nathan Phillips Square is Toronto’s latest tourist attraction and local photo op.  It is scheduled to remain in the square until the end of 2015 at which point it will be moved to another public location.

large three dimensional block capital letters that spell Toronto installed alongside the pool fountain in Nathan Phillips Square -

large three dimensional block capital letters that spell Toronto installed alongside the pool fountain in Nathan Phillips Square -  a couple sits in the O posing for a picture while a young boy crawls between the O and the R

large three dimensional block capital letters that spell Toronto installed alongside the pool fountain in Nathan Phillips Square - from the back, Toronto is spelled in reverse but there are still people taking their picture by it

large three dimensional block capital letters that spell Toronto installed alongside the pool fountain in Nathan Phillips Square -  a couple stands in front of it, a man with a camera walks past it

large three dimensional block capital letters that spell Toronto installed alongside the pool fountain in Nathan Phillips Square - kids standing in between the letters as well as in the round part of the O

large three dimensional block capital letters that spell Toronto installed alongside the pool fountain in Nathan Phillips Square - a man stands in the water in front of the word Toronto

large three dimensional block capital letters that spell Toronto installed alongside the pool fountain in Nathan Phillips Square - a woman stands with her back to the camera and takes a picture

#share3DTO  #hostcity2015

This afternoon at Yonge Dundas Square,
Turbanup, presented by the Sikh Youth Federation.

There were many people there helping to wrap

Passersby have stopped to watch a an is wrapping a red turban around a young woman's head.

and many colours of fabric to choose from.

People in turbans are at a table sorting and folding purple and pink and blue fabric that is available for making turbans with.

A young man having his head wrapped in a dark blue turban.  His eyes are closed.  Close up shot.

Two men sitting in chairs while having their heads wrapped in a turban, one purple and one orange.

A man is wrapping a light blue turban around a young woman's head.

A man in a bright yellow T shirt is sitting in a chair while another man wraps an orange turban around his head.  To the right, an older man is waiting his turn to get a turban.

A man is grimacing while having a yellow turban wrapped around his head (and into his eyes) by an older Sikh man with a a dark red turban.

A black woman with long hair is having her head wrapped in a turquoise turban

Three men in their new turbans are standing together while a fourth man is taking their picture.

bolts of many different colours of cloth being folded by some people

….. they keep coming back!
  Zombie Walk 2014, Nathan Phillips Square

 zombie woman with scratch marks on face and blood dripping down her chin.  Close up of just her head and shoulders.  Long red hair.

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pale zombie with curly lught auburn hair, bloody chin and white dress.  She is glaring at the camera with her hand poised to reach for it. .

screaming woman zombie lunging for the camera but she is restrained by chains.

drooling zombie face

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zombie boy who is staring straight ahead

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zombie from Toronto zombie walk - white face and pearl neck lace
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zombie from Toronto zombie walk - auburn wig and very bloody face, man
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zombie from Toronto zombie walk - a woman with very bloody face, vacant stare, and long dark hair

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zombie man sneering.  there is a small hand behind his ear that is dangling from a fake zombie baby he is carrying on his shoulders (but that you can't see much of in this photo)

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A hite haired, grey faced zombie holding a pink stuffed animal, and wearing a gold crown is posing for pictures for a guy with a large camera.  Another man is holding a light source beside the zombie.

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zombie from Toronto zombie walk - white hair, white face, vacant stare and holding her hand up in front of her chest
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zombie from Toronto zombie walk - close up of zombie clown with yellow curly wig and a big red nose .

zombie with a zippered face
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zombie from Toronto zombie walk, woman with large bloody gash on her cheek, blood running down her chin and eyes of different colours
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Three clown zombies are posed over a man who is lying on his back on the ground and holding a camera.  There is a small crowd around them, many with cameras.

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close up of a male zombie with reddish sunglasses.  He is screaming with his mouth wide open.

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zombie from Toronto zombie walk
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close up of zombie nose, eyes and forehead.  Eight safety pins are keeping her forehead together.

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zombie from Toronto zombie walk, woman with pink sunglasses and skull earrings.

a girl is taking a selfie of herself after she has had a handprint of fake blood put on her neck
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zombie from Toronto zombie walk, four guys with very bloody misshapen faces.  One has an eyeball that is popping out
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a zombie with a large gash in her face is having fake blood applied to her face by a zombie enabler.

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zombie from Toronto zombie walk, woman giggling as she poses beside a young man with his face made up to look like a zombie
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dog, zombie from Toronto zombie walk with a cone around it's head.
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