Fat Tuesday is our Mardi Gras, a sort ofPolishSt. Patrick’s Day, with Hamtramck in place of the FrenchQuarter and paczki (pronounced POONCH-kee) in place of greenbeer.
All helmeted and pumped-up, dedicated pedallers raced through the St. LawrenceMarketneighbourhood in the secondannualTorontoCriteriumyesterday, one of fourmajorcyclingevents in the province this weekend.
A quartet of porphyrywarriors, lockedfor alltime in sternembraceoutsideSt. Mark's Basilica, were probablycarved in the FourthCentury. They are believed to represent the RomanEmperorDiocletian and the threemen who heldpower with him.
St Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace were built with Portland stone.
St Mary's has a ring of eightbells.
The Flower and DeanStrookery had been home to many of those who livedat leastpartly by streetcrime.