Friday, August 23, 2013

All That Remains

I have a feeling that these Corinthian columns and their bit of entablature are all that remains of what was probably a stately old building on Adelaide St, likely a bank. Now they frame the entrance to one of the many glass office towers that one finds all over downtown Toronto. I love the columns and wish I could find some pics of the original building but no luck so far!

13 comments:

Lowell said...

That is one beautiful entrance. Love the reflections in the glass, also!

Andy said...

Since you live in the downtown area I thought you might want to be there to photograph this event. http://thebulletin.ca/bell-boxes-to-be-painted-with-murals-in-downtown-art-project/

Sharon said...

I'm glad they saved the columns. They make a wonderful entrance to this modern building.

Laura. M said...

The building is beautiful, with good reflexes!
Have a good weekend.
a kiss.

llandudnopictures said...

Good that at least they have been retained, they make for a very grand entrance!

TexWisGirl said...

at least they kept a trace. they did that with an old catholic school here - kept from front wall and corner and added a glass building behind it.

William Kendall said...

It's a beautiful entrance!

Jack said...

You might have a lot of glass office towers, but you are lucky that the architect and owner of this building put some extra attention to provide a very special entrance. Love the columns.

Randy said...

Nice looking entrance.

jennyfreckles said...

How good that they retained this wonderfully imposing piece. I really like the mix of old and new.

JM said...

I totally agree with Sharon.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

How sad, I am sure the old building was elegant and graceful, but at least there is a small piece left.

EG CameraGirl said...

At least they kept the columns!