Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Triangles - City Daily Photo Theme Day

The CDP theme for April is triangles and the most famous triangle in Toronto is probably the FlatIron Building at the intersection of Church, Front & Wellington Streets. It was designed by architect Derek Besant and constructed in 1892 for the Godderham & Worts distillers to be used as their office which they did until 1952.  It continues to be used for various offices although the bottom floor which is slightly below grade is a pub.
Taking part in Theme Day. To see more triangles from around the world click here.

33 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Love it! What a beautiful shot. Thank you.

Lowell said...

A gorgeous building and lots of triangles! Great post!

TexWisGirl said...

it is neat!

Halcyon said...

I always liked Toronto's "flatiron" building. :)

Halcyon said...

I always liked Toronto's "flatiron" building. :)

Revrunner said...

I think these triangular buildings are just so distinctive that they almost define an area of a city. I hope they are long preserved. (Not sure I'd want to have to escape using those stairs, though!)

Sharon Anck said...

That's the second flatiron building I've seen today and it's a perfect choice for the theme.

Karen said...

A true landmark building in TO!

llandudnopictures said...

Great shot of a beautiful looking building.

Laura. M said...

I like how you combined the two buildings!!!

José Mendonça said...

How contrasting! Great composition, love it!

Andy said...

A longtime icon of Toronto.

William Kendall said...

It is such a visually appealing building. Terrific choice, RedPat!

cieldequimper said...

Absolutely love it!

Kay said...

A beautiful old flatiron building! Great choice for today, and a very nice post!

Deb said...

Lovely old building, love that redbrick and the shape is perfect for theme day.

Jim said...

A beautiful building.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Red Pat! Perfect!!!

Lois said...

That building is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for Theme Day!

Jack said...

Even if this wonderful building wasn't ablaze in triangles, this image would be a triumph. I love seeing the vintage red brick building in the midst of the glass walled modern buildings. What a setting.

Randy said...

Awesome building. You found some nice triangles.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Totally agree with Jack Pat, this has to be one of the most photogenic buildings I've seen. The blue turrets are the icing in the cake.. would they be verdigrised metal?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What a fabulous study in contrasts. For me, it is the old architecture of the flatiron building with its beautifully appointed trim and roof.

Bises,
Genie

Carraol said...

Magnificent find, a beautiful architecture, love the whole concept and its back view is superb! Did not know the existence of another building with the same name as the New Yorker!

wilf said...

Gorgeous building, nice shot!

Tanya Breese said...

oh that is a beautiful building!

Daryl said...

i love it, its the perfect interpretation of the theme!

Peter van den Besselaar said...

Very nice atmosphere

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The modern buildings in contrast make this photo extra special. Bravo.

LOLfromPasa said...

If I were standing there, I would certainly be taking photos of this fabulous building. Love it!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful building! It sure fits your theme.

EG CameraGirl said...

Great, RedPat! I like the shape and colours of this building.

Babzy said...

very nice building and triangle :)