Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Downtown Neighbours

I thought I should show you a shot of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) which sits diagonally across the intersection from the Church Of The Redeemer which I showed you on Sunday. This addition to the 1933 museum building, designed by Daniel Libeskind, couldn't be any more of a contrast to the Gothic Revival church. It makes for an interesting corner!

16 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

I agree that this building sure does stand out. :)

llandudnopictures said...

It looks like it fell from the sky and impaled itself in the road! Wonderful!

LĂșcia said...

Wow, it's an amazing building!

nyloncamera said...

Love it!

William Kendall said...

I haven't been inside the building since the addition; when I lived in the area, I'd come to the ROM regularly growing up. Last time I was in Toronto, I was outside the museum looking up at the crystal, but I had a train to catch.

That's one case where the architect got it completely wrong.

Deb said...

Goodness, what a building, guess you either love it or hate it. I love it!

altadenahiker said...

It looks like origami.

Lowell said...

I love it! It's crazy but what great fun and right across from an old church. This thing can't be ignored - it's yelling "Look at me!" Wonderful!

Gina Gao said...

I really like this building for some reason.

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Randy said...

Wonderful design.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Its definitely an eye opener Pat, it reminds me a little bit of our new arena, what do you think?

Sharon said...

Wow, I would say so. What a combination of different architecture in such close proximity.

Jack said...

This is quite a building. I think that I like it, but it is the kind of structure that I would need to see a few times before it all sinks in.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

WOW - great juxtaposition

Martha Z said...

It reminds me a bit of the The Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA. The Disney Hall is more curves, though while this is angles.

David Oliver said...

I am sure this was an architects dream job. That is cool.