Toronto: The Rise, The Set.



“Light streaks the softening velvet sky as if innocently saying, “it’s me. it’s time,” and morning erupts into the distant sky with sparks of fresh new chances.” – Amanda Ricks 2018

Toronto Skyline from the Islands at sunrise.


“It was not so much a modification of the darkness, as a sigh of relief, a slight relaxing of tension, so that one felt, rather than saw, that the night had suddenly lost a shade of its density… ― Hope Mirrlees, Lud-in-the-Mist.



Toronto skyline from the Islands at sunset.


A hush soothed it’s way over the world as daylight slipped closer to the horizon. Another day comes to an end with a final flash of brilliant colour called sunset.  – Amanda Ricks 2018

Toronto skyline at sunset.


“It’s the hour when night breaks away from the day…” ― Jean Genet, The Balcony

Toronto skyline just after sunset.


“Sunrise is the start of something beautiful: the day.
Sunset is the start of something beautiful: the night.”
― Juansen Dizon, Confessions of a Wallflower.

Downtown Toronto just after sunset.


“There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.”
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky.


“At times very small things may bring much more happiness than bigger and “better” ones. Look around you and notice things. An innocent toothless smile, a good laugh, a good movie, an old song bringing back memories of yesteryears, a warm embrace, a child cuddling up to you or falling asleep in your arms, prayers, a flock of birds in the sky, a beautiful sunrise or sunset and so on can bring a lot of joy. Unwind and just let yourself free. You’ll see beauty all around you; beauty that is uplifting and all-encompassing.”
― Latika Teotia.

This post is a submission to the WP Photo challenge, Rise/Set.

You can also read more about Toronto in these two posts.

Look At My Curves

Casa Loma: The Structure Of A Failed Capitalist?

13 thoughts on “Toronto: The Rise, The Set.”

  1. Great photos. I love the last tow.

    Regarding that blog. Amanda, it was protected and the horrors still came in. She shut it down. They hacked her email. Set her up for dozens of dating sites. IT just became to much

    • Thanks, Lynda. But admittedly, you live in my fav city-NYC! BTW, My daughters and I are planning/hoping to be in NYC soon! 🙂

We are always interested in your response, comment, or question. Our comments are never closed.