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2005 04 03
E.P. Taylor Estate
imageIt's Sunday afternoon in Copenhagen and I have missed the first two days of my blogging. But here I am desperate to write about my hometown. It's a gorgeous spring day in Denmark and I am staying in a neighborhood near a series of manmade lakes. And despite the fact that the sights and sounds are about as far from what one sees and hears in Toronto, I can't help but think is it spring yet in my city?

Working up at the E.P. Taylor Estate, where the Canadian Film Centre has had its home for the past 17 years, I feel utterly spoiled. There is nothing like watching the crocuses unfold across the expanse of green outside my window. My favorite part of the estate is this alley of trees beside the 1930s (or is 1940s) well-worn greenhouse.

It's not as glamorous as the more fomal part of the garden leading up to the art deco poolside. Nor is it as commanding as the graceful driveway and front yard of this estate.

In fact this alley of green -- my green alley -- is right beside a recycling shed. But somehow, the bent conifers flanking this small patch of grass speaks best to me of the understated grace of this estate.

I leave Copenhagen tomorrow. And I'm looking forward to seeing these trees shake the last vestiges of snow from their shoulders and smell the scent of spring in the green.
[email this story] Posted by Ana Serrano on 04/03 at 05:32 PM

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