Sunday, June 21, 2015

Knox Details

These wonderful carvings and details are found over the entrance to Knox College from the front campus at U of Toronto. Considering the age of the building they are still in great shape!

24 comments:

Gosia k said...

in the middle is owl which in my culture symbolises wisdom

Karen S. said...

I like these odd little creatures and the owl. I can see from left to right, Speak no evil, see no evil and hear no evil! Great capture, and artful design indeed.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

The guy on the left makes me laugh.

VP said...

I like this kind of details, and they are really in good shape.

TexWisGirl said...

pretty neat!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh they are good looking 100 year old details Pat :)

Birdman said...

Amazing what they used to add as decorations to buildings. Today just slam concrete together. There done!

Stephanie said...

Cool to see these details up close through your lens.

llandudnopictures said...

And still very legible too!

José Mendonça said...

Great details. I especially like the faces.

Lowell said...

Very nice...I'm thinking the same as some of the others about the faces - speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil!

Taken For Granted said...

Those are great faces over that ornate doorway. Thanks for your recent comment on my blog. I was just having a bit of fun.

cieldequimper said...

I iamgine they get cleaned every now and then! They are wonderful, just like in old churches. I wonder what their meanings are here!

Revrunner said...

Don't you wish we could still afford to employ artisans to create buildings like this?

Cloudia said...

So Old Wourld







"It's my favorite thing, making the ordinary extraordinary. Ricky Gervais




Michelle said...

I like that owl!

Randy said...

Spooky faces.

Jack said...

I enjoy my visits to U of Toronto Daily Photo!

Halcyon said...

I love details like these!

Laura. M said...

Are great, the details are seen very well !!

Karl Demetz said...

I like these details, especially the book and the owl :)

William Kendall said...

The mason's work really is beautiful!

Kate said...

Obviously the building has had good caretakers.

EG CameraGirl said...

The carvings do look crisp still@