Thursday, May 10, 2012

Queen's Park Rear Doors

This is the rear entrance to the Ontario Legislature building known here as "Queen's Park" because it is located in Queen's Park. I showed you the front of the building in a winter shot a year ago as seen here but I like this close-up of the back showing some of the incredible carvings that decorate the building which was completed in 1893. This young guy and his buddy were practicing bike tricks on the stairs and seemed oblivious to my camera!
Enlarge to see the details better.

15 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

The carving is nice, but I'm surprised that commissionaires haven't moved those bikers along, or maybe they were oblivious also!

Jack said...

What a terrific building, RedPat!

Thanks for your visits while I was away.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Gorgeous building -- and to think this is the back of it! Thank you for letting me know about the bad link on my Signs Signs post -- I fixed it and I appreciate that!

Regina K said...

Wow, those are some magnificent details. Young guy does not have a care in the world.

La Principessa Errante said...

Gorgeous, love the animals!

Halcyon said...

It's a beautiful building with so much detail. You could probably spend a week taking photos there! I like this back door and the way you've presented it. :)

LĂșcia said...

The details are great!
Now the young guy is worldwide famous! ;-)

Randy said...

That is amazing.

JM said...

WOW! That's magnificent! Great shot.

llandudnopictures said...

Now that is a very grand entrance!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! I could look at that building all day.

EG CameraGirl said...

Magnificent. Somehow it doesn't seem like Toronto to me. Obviously I need to visit TO more often. :)

Birdman said...

Amazing what these artisans did.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

The architecture on this building is simply stunning. I bet that biker was wondering what you were upto.

Shaun Valleys ShutterBug

NixBlog said...

What a grand old building! Looks like some of the buildings that we have here in Australia.