Friday, June 24, 2011

Indoor "Waterfall"


Inside the Scotia Plaza (the reddish building in yesterday's post), you will find this huge mural, "Waterfall", consisting of 69 oil on canvas panels (each 7' x8') rising up over 100 ft in the 15 storey atrium. Created by Canadian artist Derek Besant and installed in 1989, the mural depicts in full scale the largest waterfall in Johnston Canyon Alberta (near Banff). When completed it was the largest indoor mural in Canada!

11 comments:

Jack said...

You don't see one of them every day, do you?

LĂșcia said...

This is the most amazing mural I've ever seen!
I like the theme, specially because it's an indor mural.

EG Wow said...

Incredible mural and you got a terrific shot of it!

Kay L. Davies said...

It looks so real. I love it.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Montreal Photo Daily said...

I swear! Everyday, I'm learning something new about T.O. here. Fantastic, since I hate driving down the 401. Why bother when I have your blog? Thanks. Excellent shot. (difficulty: high)

Bonne Saint-Jean!

Sharon said...

What a spectacular sight!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a massive undertaking Red, wonder how long it took him to complete it, very impressive indeed!!

Birdman said...

Wow! Quite nice. An eye-catcher.

JM said...

This is great, I really like the puzzle like installation.

Marvin said...

Wow! Recorded waterfall sounds to go along with the incredible visual would be awesome.

Alan O'Riordan said...

That's quite a mural! Toronto seems to have quite an artistic bent, if your blog is anything to go by:-)