Monday, April 11, 2011

CN Tower/My World

CN Tower as seen from the Gardiner Expressway, Toronto, Ontario

The CN Tower is a communications and observation tower and an integral part of the Toronto skyline.  When it was built in 1976, it was the  world's tallest free-standing structure, a record it held for 34 years until the construction of the Burj Khaifa in Dubai.

A view of Toronto from the Gardiner Expressway



I am linking to My World.

44 comments:

Ann said...

I posted on a tower too.

I remember the CN tower. I was in Windsor, and we drove up to Toronto to see it. The Canadians were so proud of it.

Halcyon said...

I haven't been on it yet. But I am supposing that all our visitors will want to go up, so I'm sure we'll have plenty of opportunity!

Nice shot. :)

PS: If you want to get together sometime, I have put up an email option in my profile. I was hoping the weather would improve this week.

SouthernSass said...

Nice shot - I love the warm tones in this photo!

Tanya said...

it kind of reminds me of the space needle in seattle!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I knew nothing of this. Fascinating. And nice shots, too.

Kathy said...

What a great skyline Toronto has!

George said...

Your first picture is one of the best I've seen of the CN tower. I love the golden glow in your photo.

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures as always! The first one is stunning indeed, marvelous colors! The CN Tower reminds me a bit of the Space Needle here in Seattle, too. Hope your week is over to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Small City Scenes said...

Cool shots. A neat tower too.

Regarding your comments about the hay: Those rolls are huge and weigh zillions. We cab get two in the big truck and then shove one into the little truck to take to the pasture and then huff and puff and shove that roll out. Whew!! But it is fun because it is a togetherness thing. MB

Birdman said...

Been there done that. What a 'walk on the glass'. Too cool!

Becky and Gary said...

Very interesting. I handn't heard about this tower. Thanks EG
B.

Eve said...

I've always wanted to see this tower in person. I grew up around the space needle, but they are definitely very different and each one unique.

snowwhite said...

Amazingly slim tower! Also it has graceful beauty. The view from the top of the tower must be splendid!! Thank you for sharing.

Benita said...

Nice shots!

RedPat said...

I can see it from here but I've never been up it! Your windshield was very clean.

aka Penelope said...

Interesting to be the world’s first in tower height. Quite an accomplishment. I wonder if it is now the second tallest … or if the world trend now is to have an abundance of such lanky towers. :)

Riet said...

That must be a beautiful city

Rinkly Rimes said...

This is a 'comfortable' tower! Some more recent ones look impossible.

Rekha said...

These are fantastic shots of the city!!

 gmirage said...

Great cityscape! I like it a lot how you included the cars below! really, what*s up with everyone wanting to have the tallest tower? :D

Photo Cache said...

an iconic sight. the view up there must be unparalleled.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice pics. I hope to see it live one day.

fairchildstreet said...

Great shots. Wow it looks like a busy city. Charmaine

Arija said...

How the world has changed, now everyone has them.
How tall is it?

Sailor said...

I have never seen the CN tower from these angles though I have seen it many times.

Beautiful picture.

Farmchick said...

Nice color tone on these photos. Love the skyline.

Rose said...

I bet you can see it from miles and miles away....love the lighting in these photos.

Al said...

Nice shots. I'm pleased to say I've been there back in 1988. You made me look at those old photos - I'll have to post some of them one of these days!

Wren said...

Stands out above all the run-of-the-mill skyscrapers, doesn't it? Must give them a huge inferiority complex.

Indrani said...

An architectural wonder!
Great to know about this.

Genie said...

An amazing engineering and architectural creation, and you shots are impressive. You fine photography brings to life the tower as well as the area around it. The golden color to the steel is prefect. The structure reminds me of the Seattle Space Needle. You taught me something new again today.

Lew said...

Quite a skyline you have there! And what a view from the observatin deck.

Randy said...

The view from there must be amazing. I like the look of it.

Ebie said...

So tall! I want to visit someday.

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I want to visit in the future...wait me...hahahaha
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Cezar and Léia said...

I'm always saying to myself "ONE DAY"...I want so much visit Toronto!
But first I need to get a VISA to do tourism in Canada, and it's not so easy!
Léia

see you there! said...

The golden tower looks magical.

Darla

Gattina said...

Wow, that's really tall, one must get a stiff neck when looking up too long !

Rambling Round said...

I'd love to see the view of Toronto from the tower.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful skyline! We need to go visit a big city!!

♥Shrqz♥ said...

It's amazing how you capture the tower and still look tall and clear. Thanks for the post

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Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

How impressive!

Janie said...

That's an impressive structure! It stands tall above the rest of the skyline.

Vicky said...

Very beautiful photo!!!!!

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