Mystery photo for the week done – back to photos of the big city! I hope you’re not sick of them yet, but I still have some pictures of Toronto I want to share with you. Actually, I have tons, but I will only bore you for a few more days :).
A visit to Toronto is never complete without taking a trip to the top of the CN Tower. The CN Tower (so named because it was built by the Canadian National Railway Company) is a communications and observation tower which stands 1,815.4 feet tall. It was completed in 1976, becoming the world’s tallest free-standing structure and world’s tallest tower at the time. It held both records for 34 years until the completion of Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Canton Tower in China. However, it is still the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere. I will never forget the day it was completed, and I think I even have the Toronto newspaper from that day somewhere here in the house. It was a very exciting day for Torontonians! In 1995, the CN Tower was declared one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World!!
My first photo today is from the ground looking up towards the top of the CN Tower (although there is still more tower above what you see), and the second picture is of my son, Bryan, sitting in the Lookout staring down over the city of Toronto 1,136 feet below. I giggle when I look at this picture because you can see that Bryan has no fear. However, you should have seen the look on my husband’s face when the boys and I walked, sat and lay on the glass floor one level below the Lookout which has a view 1,122 feet straight down. We purposely jumped up and down on the glass just to make him more nervous, and he wouldn’t step foot on it no matter how much we begged and cajoled. They now have a new attraction called the Edge Walk which is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 foot wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 1168 feet (116 storeys) above the ground. I would love to try that, but it is way too expensive for my budget!