Saturday, September 30, 2017

Crossing With No Cars

I was at the Exhibition Place grounds early on a Sunday morning so there was very little traffic around which meant easy crossing for this pair. This large crosswalk is suitably found in front of the Automotive Building which was built in 1929 to showcase automotive displays during the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). This is no longer a priority and the open display room has been converted to a large ballroom and the space is used for events and conventions. It is a lovely Art Deco building and one day I will bring you a lot of detail shots. Like everything else these days sponsorship of the building has been sold to Beansfield so their name is up top.  
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17 comments:

Lea said...

Nice building, and the lady's blouse adds just the right splash of contrasting color to the photo
Have a wonderful week-end!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I like the art deco buildings. Great photo. Happy weekend!

Mark said...

Must make for a great place to dance.

Sharon said...

Such a gorgeous old building. It's wonderful that it has been preserved even if it is being done with corporate money.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You just know I looooove the art deco building Pat ☺ that's the widest cross walk I think I've ever seen!

Andy said...

Instead of just the building I like it when people are also in the scene... and dogs too.

William Kendall said...

I find corporate branding to be incredibly tacky. Unfortunate that it mars such a beautiful building.

Lowell said...

It is a magnificent building and your photo is delightful. Would you say the woman and dog walking across the street was serendipity? I agree with William about corporate branding, but I guess that's what we get when we've basically acquiesced to a plutocracy dressed in faded democratic clothing.

GreenComotion said...

Nice building and it is absolutely great to be able to cross the road without intimidation :)
Have a Happy Weekend, Pat!
Peace :)

Christine said...

You really do have the art of timing your shots down to a tee!

Cloudia said...

Nice capture, Pat

Adam said...

I always got nervous walking my dog around streets with cars. Her old vet was on a very busy road and she loved to "be free" so I was very nervous making sure she did not get out of my grip

bill burke said...

I love this, the woman and her dog plus the building. Fantastic shot Pat!

21 Wits said...

Beautiful building. I wonder if they ever have like the World's Expo there? When I was little my family went to one and that building reminds me of it!

Jack said...

Nice. For some unexplainable reason, I like images using crosswalks as a design element. (And your fuchsia lady is a nice touch.)

Joyful said...

I've passed by this building a few times in the distant past. I will enjoy seeing your detail shots.

Taken For Granted said...

That is a very wide street which must make it difficult to cross when there is traffic. The women and dog. bring scale to this photo.