Tuesday, February 07, 2006

murmuring canadians

i've taken a few trips to toronto in the past few years, and have become increasingly enamored with the place, even though most canadians i meet assure me i'd love montreal way more. one of my favorite memories includes a falafel shop that's open all night and wears bright lime green paint on its walls. this may not sound so appetizing, but we feasted for about $4 USD. i also have a distinct memory of a midnight tofu hotdog purchased from a street vendor in the pouring rain. oh, the selection of toppings - from relishes to onions to who knows what was in that last container on the end, the one that practically glowed yellow.

and i've noticed that toronto's one of the most photogenic places i've ever wandered around. there are beautiful, quiet glimpses all over the place, just waiting for someone to notice...like the box of zippers i couldn't pass by without pulling out my camera.

speaking of 'recording the moment'... there's an audio project out there called [murmur] that collects audio stories from different toronto neighborhoods. it welcomes stories from whoever has them, incorporating them into a nice looking website. [murmer] also travels around and collaborates with various festivals through installations and audio tours.

hmm. wonder if they want my tofu-hotdog-in-the-rain story...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it's true. you would love montreal way more.
one day...
xo, b