Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Museum Sign


This sign can be found along the east-facing wall of the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) which is where all the bike stands that I have been showing you are located. This lovely 1933 addition to the museum has wonderful carvings and stained glass windows along its length in total contrast to the controversial modern "Crystal" addition. I thought this sign captured one of the aspects of the museum perfectly!
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19 comments:

EG Wow said...

Very attractive sign, RedPat! I think it befits the ROM very well.

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous sign. Definitely one of the nicest signs in our entire country, I'd venture to ay.
— K

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

Jack said...

Excellent sign, Redpat. I wonder what it is about that font that seems so elegant. Recently I tried to do something using Copperplate, a font that used to be part of the Microsoft Word font selections, and which is a similar traditional all-caps font. It was missing and I was very disappointed, because I wanted that effect.

LĂșcia said...

This Museum is another place I'd love to visit!
Its sign is unbeatable, fantastic work! ;-)

Luna Miranda said...

it's a beautiful relief.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love that sign and it alone would make me want to visit the Museum.

ewok1993 said...

impressive sign. love it.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love how sculptured the sign appears to be! Like an embossed page! Complements the idea of a museum beautifully!

Postcardy said...

It looks very classical.

Pat said...

It looks museumish! (if that is even a word! must not be.....it got underlined in red!) It makes me want to rub my hands over it to feel the engraving.

Regina K said...

Now that is a sign fitting for a museum. Love the details.

VioletSky said...

I like these kind of permanent signs.

Lesley said...

You can't put a sign like this onto a Crystal!

Randy said...

That really is lovely.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Great catch Red, looks very Romanish!!( underlined red like Pat's museumish haha!! but you know what I mean!!

Halcyon said...

A good sign. Although I think the entrance prices to the museums in Toronto are outrageous. Probably keeps a lot of people from sharing in the culture.

Joy said...

Beautiful sign and design, a sentiment to draw one into the entrance, after parking a bike in the intriguing stands.

Sharon said...

A wonderful sign that represents what will be seen in the museum.

Virginia said...

You are so right, a great sign. We need more of these! I"m still holding out for the vase bike stand too! :)
V