Details in relief


I recently did a walking tour of downtown Toronto which focused on art and architecture from the art deco period. The old Bank of Nova Scotia building on King Street is a beautiful example of the period which luckily has been preserved. Each of these reliefs depicts a mythological character. So many of Toronto's historic buildings have been torn down to make way for newer and modern structures, but I'm glad this one and others were saved. I'll have more from the tour for you this week.

14 comments:

Kate said...

I guess other countries foolishly demolish their architectural treasure in the name of progress, but aren't you glad this one was saved?! The reliefs alone are worth having as a reminder of the past.

Lowell said...

That is one gorgeous building and a beautiful photograph. I can't imagine that political boneheads would allow such structures to be demolished for more "modern" ugh!

VioletSky said...

oh how I would have loved to be on an art deco tour. I bet your neck was a little sore from looking up all the time, though!

Andy said...

To really appreciate your photo it has to be viewed at full size. Wow!

RedPat said...

That is a super building inside and out!

Randy said...

Nice perspective.

beagleAnnie said...

Hi Hal,
Great architecutre and I also enjoyed the beautiful reflection.

Tanya said...

beautiful architecture and shot! new buildings are just so boring aren't they?!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful photo. Yes, it's a crime that so much of Toronto has been demolished in order to build newer buildings.

JM said...

Fantastic Deco Building! Love it.

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

I love the angle of this shot. Wonderful photo!

Jack said...

The art deco period is one of my favorite architectural periods. Nice example.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh that is some angle Halcyon..love the art deco details.

Gunn said...

I love the beautiful details and the reflection.

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