Toronto Tuesday 01.13

Volume 1, Edition 13

Toronto Tuesday‘ is a weekly photo feature about random stuff (landmarks, people, culture, seasons, etc.) in the city.

Old Mill Subway Station

I biked to my relatives’ place and took a longer route that passed next to the scenic Old Mill subway station. The station itself is just like most others, but the cool thing about is that it is partly underground and partly on a bridge! Sound’s interesting, doesn’t it?

Old Mill subway station and the subway train


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Train leaving the station

You might notice bird silhouettes painted on the glass walls. This is to keep innocent birds from hitting the glass.

Train stopped at the station

This station is on TTC’s (Toronto Transit Commission) Bloor-Danforth or the green subway line and is not very busy. The bridge is built on the Humber river and there is a very nice bike trail and park along it.

Train entering the station

It was about 22:00 by the time I finished taking these pictures. I like night photography, but the trouble was that the frequency of trains was five minutes, so I had to wait 2.5 minutes (approx.) for either train to appear. But I spent time answering questions of random guys who were jogging in the park. In addition, I was on a road bridge that vibrated slightly every time a vehicle passed and such vibrations are enough to disturb the picture when the shutter speed is like 4 seconds. Ofcourse, finally one has to take hundreds of pictures at various exposures to get few good ones.

Old Mill Subway Station

This is one of my favorite posts and I enjoyed doing it a lot. I hope you liked the pictures. Any tips for improvement are always welcome. πŸ™‚

Toronto Tuesday‘ is a weekly photo feature about random stuff (landmarks, people, culture, seasons, etc.) in the city.