Thursday, June 30, 2011

ROM Carvings


These beautiful carvings are found along Queen's Park on the east wing of the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) which was opened in 1933 as an addition to the original 1914 building. This side of the building features many carvings, statues, and gargoyles that reflect the collection inside and is in complete contrast to the controversial 2007 "Crystal" addition by Daniel Libeskind. Click the museum label below for other shots of the building.

10 comments:

LĂșcia said...

Every time I visit you blog I have an art/architecture class!
These carvings are wonderful!!!

Montreal Photo Daily said...

Lucia is dead on because I feel the same way.
Wish you a happy day RedPat. :)

Leif Hagen said...

The stained glass windows, the carvings, the architectural details - oh my!

Paul in Powell River said...

Nice shot Red! I remember going to the ROM as a kid, many,many years ago.

Regina K said...

Details like these are one of my favorite things.

Randy said...

That is amazing!

Jack said...

The carvings are pretty interesting. I'll bet the museum has a guide to what each represents.

Linda said...

The carvings are very much in the style of that epoch. I like the clean flowing lines.

JM said...

So many details and I like them all!

Mo said...

I love all the detail in buildings like this