Canadian Pacific's photos with the signs

Signs of Chinatown Toronto

Signs of Chinatown Toronto
Dundas Street West at Spadina Avenue, Toronto.
Added on February 16, 2017

Waterford Wedgwood: Please Buy Me!

Waterford Wedgwood: Please Buy Me!
It's a bit of a shock to me when I heard today (2009-01-05) that venerable Irish crystal maker and china maker Waterford Wedgwood has gone into receivership / administration. The firm is said to be suffering from a sharp drop in sales resulting from the…
Added on January  6, 2009

Sunny Little Italy (in Toronto)

Sunny Little Italy (in Toronto)
I'm trying to get a photo of as many Toronto special street signs as possible.

This is Little Italy on College Street.

699 College Street.
Added on September 11, 2009

The Portuguese Bank of Montreal

The Portuguese Bank of Montreal
Another photo taken on Dundas Street West (Little Portugal) in Toronto.

In the foreground is the Toronto office of Spanish-Portuguese bank Banco Santander Totta.

Further away, the Bank of Montreal branch has a sign in portuguese that reads "Banco de Mon…
Added on August 28, 2008

Firemarks Collage

Firemarks Collage
Back in the days when no publicly-funded fire-fighting forces existed, fire insurance companies organised their own private fire-fighting forces to minimise fire damage payouts.

However, these insurer-owned forces only responded to properties insured by…
Added on January 23, 2008

Insurers' firemarks

Insurers' firemarks
Just a few days before visiting the London Fire Brigade Museum, I was on Tooley Street in Southwark, the site of a devastating warehouse fire in 1861. After the 1861 fire, the local Southwark businesses decided to form their own fire insurance company. To…
Added on January 23, 2008

Not Just Any Toilets

Not Just Any Toilets
If you want to visit not just any toilets, but Lakeside Toilets where you enjoy a (presumably) fine view while relieving yourself, this is the place to get off the Yorkshire Coastliner bus!

I could not remember where this town is called though. I was on…
Added on October 29, 2007

National Railway Museum Day 1: Signs of the Times

National Railway Museum Day 1: Signs of the Times
Lots of train-related road and station signs and railway memorabilia.
Added on October  6, 2007

The Very Typical Times Square Photo

The Very Typical Times Square Photo
Everyone who goes to New York visits the Times Square, and everyone takes the same photo.

I didn't bring my tripod, but there're plenty of tables in the square to set up the camera.
Added on January 27, 2010

Johnston Road at Wan Chai Road (May Wah Mansion)

Johnston Road at Wan Chai Road (May Wah Mansion)
At the junction/ intersection/ corner of Johnston Road, Wan Chai Road and Fleming Road, I came across another wedge-shaped 1960s apartment buildings.

Ah, I found that the building is called May Wah Building (美華大廈) from Google Map.
Added on February 26, 2013

Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei section

Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei section
Hong Kong is this strange city, part British, part Chinese.

This is Nathan Road, one of Kowloon's busiest streets. Shops, tourist hotels (nothing classy in this area), great and inexpensive restaurants, goldsmiths and jewellery stores selling authentic R…
Added on October 16, 2009

Golden Double-Decker

Golden Double-Decker
KMB, Kowloon Motor Bus, is one of the world's largest commercial (i.e. not government) bus operators.

It runs almost 400 routes and operates a fleet of 4,000 buses, mostly double-deckers.
Added on June 13, 2009

Familiar Scene

Familiar Scene
Photo taken in September 2002.

This is Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui (downtown Kowloon).

Downtown Hong Kong's not for the claustrophobic.

Watsons, by the way, is the world's largest health and beauty retailer. It was established by the Britons in China…
Added on June 13, 2009

Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times
In the past decade, banks whose names are associated with a particular country have abbreviated their names as they expand outside of their home country. For example, The Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corp. is now HSBC, Banque Nationale de Paris is now BNP…
Added on April  7, 2007