Saturday, June 26, 2010

a quiet Friday

Someone described downtown Toronto as post-apocalyptic, and when I boarded the empty rush hour train from the empty platform at 5pm on Friday, that description seemed very apt. I saw more police in riot gear and heavily armed ETF officers, than other passengers. Eerie.

Just outside the G20 perimeter fence, I saw this very haunting and creative WWF protest - carvers created a life size polar bear ice sculpture which melted through the day to reveal a bronze skeleton ... "Melting Hearts and Changing Minds". A very effective way to demonstrate against global warming, huh?

With the downtown core a ghost town, there wasn't much going on at work. Nice to get out early! After supper I finished up the second sleeve of this little sweater while watching soccer. The weekend ahead looks rainy, so it looks like lots more knitting will get done.


Dee said...

It will be much nicer for you when everyone goes back home. The G8 (20?) summits create such an uproar.

suse-the-slow-knitta & Baldyboi said...

maybe everyone was knitting at home?

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I guess it wasn't so quiet there the next day!
It's crazy - the polar bear is pretty cool tho

lisa said...

Seems as if the lessons were not learned after the last G20 here in Pittsburgh. You would think that they would stop having these G20 things....they are senseless and pointless.