Thursday, May 1, 2014

Theme Day - "Squares"

The May theme for the City Daily Photo Blogs is "Squares" and I thought that this sculpture fits that perfectly. It is found on one of the walls near an entrance into the Medical Science Building at U of Toronto and was designed by artist Robert Downing who was also the designer of the wonderful concrete facade of this building which is an example of Brutalist design at its best. The sculpture was created in 1967 during the construction of the building. I'll show you a section of the building's facade tomorrow.
To see more examples of "Squares" from around the world, click here.

30 comments:

The Furry Gnome said...

That's a lot of squares!

EG CameraGirl said...

Aren't you the clever one? I LIKE this!

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful choice. Love it!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Interesting choice for this theme day. Really like it!

Bill Nicholls said...

We have a few walls built like that at work

TexWisGirl said...

how interesting! i'm surprised no birds' nests are seen in it!

Sharon Anck said...

It makes me wonder if he planned this installation or if he came to him as construction was going on. I like it.

llandudnopictures said...

That's a heck of a pile!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Perfect! It's more than perfect Pat, it's blooming brilliant! You couldn't get a better and more interesting image for the theme, nice work!

Karen said...

I like it. I would probably sit down on one of the boxes at the front!

Revrunner said...

Good one!

LOLfromPasa said...

What a fantastic sculpture and so perfect for theme day. Love you shot!

Noke said...

Schönes Bild von der Kunst.

Gruß
Noke

Peter van den Besselaar said...

Nice entry, does remind me of Berlin, but there the squares are on the ground

Deb said...

Great sculpture, must be very tempting for youngsters to climb up. Perfect choice for theme day.

Andy said...

That's a humongous amount of squares for today's theme. Well done!

Hilda said...

I actually like it! Perfect choice for the theme, too.

Cloudia said...

PERFECT for the theme!


ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral

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Oakland Daily Photo said...

Perfect for the meme and just plain interesting.

Lois said...

You found a good one for Theme Day! It's very interesting too. I wonder how many squares are in there.

William Kendall said...

Splendid choice, RedPat!

Jack said...

You have a winner here, Jan, er, RedPat. However much I DON'T like the brutalism style, I DO love this sculpture.

Jack said...

You have a winner here, Jan, er, RedPat. However much I DON'T like the brutalism style, I DO love this sculpture.

hamilton said...

I like brutalism. these squares, though are a bit messy for me. I feel a need to tidy them up :)

Randy said...

Nice choice for theme day.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

This is so cool! You just reminded me of squares in Halifax at a museum!

José Mendonça said...

What a great entry on the theme. This is really cool!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It certainly works perfectly for your City Daily theme. And is a fascinating photo.

PS: I'm sorry you had trouble commenting on my blog. Typepad (my blog platform) was hit with an awful cyber attack last week and they are still recovering -- tweaking things. Hopefully all is well now.

Laura. M said...

Thousands of square ;)

Karl Demetz said...

Great choice for this theme!