Today was a stay-in-at-home kind of day. Most places aren't even open and it's not warm enough to feel reassured that the temperature won't suddenly drop later on. On Thursday I got a taste of outside though. I started to prepare my garden bed by weeding and upturning the soil. It felt so great to feel the sun on my skin and dig in the soil again. My hands still smelled like soil even after I washed them with soap and water. It was great.
On the long weekend I headed downtown with the Mister since Eaton's was one of the few places opened on Good Friday.
Taken from the site: "The prestigious address of One King West was first home to the original Michie & Co. Grocers & Wine Merchants, established in Toronto in the mid-1800s. In 1879, the much sought-after Yonge and King location changed owners to become home to the head office of The Dominion Bank, a residency that would last an impressive 126 years.
In 1914, the bank’s rise to national prominence led to the construction of an early 12-story skyscraper. Ownership once again changed hands in 1999 and the Dominion Bank Building, now deemed a Heritage Building, was carefully redesigned for residential use by Stanford Downey Architect. This redesign saw the creation of the second tower adjacent to the building, aptly nicknamed 'The Sliver', due to its dramatically slender profile.
Today, guests of the hotel are treated to the historical splendour of the Dominion Bank Building along with the modern sophistication of luxurious hotel amenities and services."
And now I know why the building looks the way it does. I would have never known that the 12 storey building was built afterwards on top of what was originally there. No wonder there is a colour difference. Man I love learning about history!
I've totally missed blogging about my life. I know it's more important to just live your life, but it takes it to another level to document it. My Spring Forward post kick-started it again. To be honest, although I like blogging about beauty and the things I get, it does get dull after a while. What I really enjoy is reflecting back on my day and what I've been up to. It not only makes it more memorable for me but it's also nice to know that my thoughts and memories are only a click away if I wanted to go "back in time". It's like a journal with pictures- which is so much better in my opinion.
"Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means to escape." -Bell Hooks