Sunday, 11 November 2012

CN Tower

When you look at the panorama of Toronto you are sure to notice one building.

Of course, the Financial District is very interesting ...

... but I meant the CN Tower.

It is 553 meters tall. In 1976 when it was opened it was the tallest building in the world. Its name "CN" originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower. In preparation for the privatisation of the railway, the Tower was sold to a public company responsible for management of real estate property.

The Tower is quite intimidating when you stand next to it.

The circle on top is an observation deck. I could not refuse myself the pleasure of going there. From the top you can see the entire city of Toronto.

Here comes the Financial District again. Not many people (not mentioning horses) can look down at all those banks.

Here you can see the airport of the Toronto Islands, named after Billy Bishop, a Canadian pilot from World War I. The incredible thing is that it is really located on an island. As a result you cannot reach it by car, bus or train. You can only take a ferry.

And another glimpse at the Toronto Islands. This is where we took the panoramic pictures. As you see, next to the starting lane there is a little harbour.

The views from the CN Tower are breathtaking, But the Tower itself is an attraction, though it is meant only for those most courageus (like me of course). Part of the floor is actually made of glass. So you can look down and see what is below you. But the "below" means here a couple of hundreds meters.

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This is the end of my trip to Canada. This was truely amazing. Thank you so much Aleksandra for taking me on this journey.

1 comment:

  1. Go Rick, goooo :)
    Zazdroszczę Ci takich wypraw!