Jessie and I spent the Thanksgiving weekend in Toronto. One of the things we wanted to do was to visit “Ripley’s Aquarium of Toronto”. I was not super excited to go but it turned out that aquariums are an awesome place for photography. It took me a while to figure out the right settings to take pictures under these conditions but after that it was pretty straight forward. I was chasing fish while they were swimming to reduce the motion blur and Jessie was so kind to point out interesting things to me because I was totally focused on taking the pictures. Thankfully, the aquarium did a great job on keeping their glass clean so the photos came out pretty clear.
Besides the aquarium, we mostly walked around, drank coffee and beer at hipstery places and browsed through the many antique and interior design stores we found. We also found a Weihnachtsmarkt that was super authentic with Glühwein, Stollen and everything.
The main purpose of the trip was to visit Otto’s Berlin Döner in Kensington. This place is the closest Döner to where we live and it was really, really good. Still not exactly the same as home but very good in its own way.
Finally, we visited the Toronto Public Library which was supposed to have an interesting and noteworthy architecture. We came there five minutes before the library closed for the day so I did’t have much time to take a few pictures in this averagely interesting building.
For our trip, we stayed in a nice airbnb in Leslieville which is a neighborhood a little bit away from where the main action is happening but still has a very good street car connection. All in all, it was a great and relaxing trip.