Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Gehry Stairs At The AGO

I showed you the Frank Gehry stairs in the interior of the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) a few weeks ago and had shown the exterior stairs here, last May. I was walking by the gallery a few days ago and was struck by how wonderful the stairs look jutting out of the titanium-clad Gehry addition so here they are. There is a wonderful contrast with the 19th century Grange building (still part of the gallery) and its cupid garden fountain! 

17 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

I agree Red - great contrast! Cupid's nice, but those stairs are terrific.

Wayne said...

I like the back of the AGO better than the front. As architecture goes, I like the OCAD (next door) better than the AGO. :-)

VioletSky said...

I love this view and have dozens of shots. The way the light plays on the colour makes it special every time.

La Principessa Errante said...

Wow, they take my breath away, Wow, that is just all I can say.

Lowell said...

I'm sitting here with a goofy grin on my face. These are wonderful! And it's very thoughtful that they are enclosed which makes winter weather bearable.

Deb said...

Great contrast in styles, then and well I was going to say now, but those stairs look futuristic!

Randy said...

Wow, that is some staircase.

LĂșcia said...

It seems those stairs can take us to another world! ;-)

Sharon said...

I love Gehry. Everything he builds appeals to me in some way. These stairs are inventive and just plain fun to see.

llandudnopictures said...

That's a fantastic sight, so many contrasting things and colours going on!

Chrissy Brand said...

An inspiring staircase.

EG CameraGirl said...

You shot this photo in great light, RedPat. Super shot of the stairway.

Birdman said...

Looks to be a quirky mix that works.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Organic and futuristic looking. Quite incredible.

Halcyon said...

I love Gehry! I've got some of his other works up on my travel blog today if you're interested. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This is an amazing sight Pat. I'm so glad you decided to show it I've never seen anything like this before. I must do some Googling and see a bit more of his work.

JM said...

Fantastic! Great composition too.