Thursday, November 21, 2013

In The Round

This wonderful round building is Croft House, part of University College at U of Toronto. University College was built in 1859 and was the first college of the university and this round building was the first chemistry lab of the university but it is now used mostly for meetings. I've shown it before but never when the flowers and leaves were still around as they were when I took this pic a month ago. Tomorrow I'll show you a bit of detail of the carvings found under the eaves. 

19 comments:

Randy said...

Almost looks like a church.

Randy said...

Almost looks like a church.

William Kendall said...

I've passed by it before, but had no idea what went on in there. It is beautiful.

Bill Nicholls said...

I thought it was a churh at first but what a superb building. How wide is that lens your using? 10mm

Taken For Granted said...

That is a fine looking round building. Only a university or church would build with this style.

Karen said...

Oh, I love round buildings! A great shot with that gorgeous blue sky!

TexWisGirl said...

ooh, neat!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There's something very 'fairy tale' about round buildings don't you think Pat? Very nice architectural details.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Wow! Gorgeous

VioletSky said...

UofT has some beautiful buildings. I haven't walked around there for a long time. And when I do, I don't always know what I'm looking at!

Luis Gomez said...

Gorgeous building. I will be visiting in a couple of weeks.

Deb said...

Always enjoy seeing this building RedPat. Grace is right about the fairytale effect.

Sharon said...

Who would think, a chemistry lab in such a gorgeous round building.

David Oliver said...

It always is interesting to me that with all of our modern technology today's architecture does not hold a candle to the old stuff, that was all done my hand.

Mike Biles said...

That's a beautiful building - very unusual.

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like a peek back into the past, except for the car out front. ;)

llandudnopictures said...

I love all the different shapes, sizes and angles!

Laura. M said...

Arquitectura.La magnificent round tower is beautiful!!

AGMPRISMA said...

interesting history of this building, it sure is rewarding for the Peaceful to the neighbourhood fires from that tower.
beautiful entrance
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