Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The ROM

The building on the opposite corner from yesterday's post is the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum). In this pic you can see the original 1932 building and also the Crystal wing which was designed by architect Daniel Libeskind and constructed in the early 2000s. The sign visible on the building is for the Bloodsuckers show which explores nature's vampires such as bats & leeches. Not something I will be rushing to see. That is the Royal Conservatory of Music just peeking at us from the distance.  
Taking part in Signs 2. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

16 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The Crystal Wing looks amazing Pat, it seems quite the thing to do now to museums, ours is having a huge glass extension added, really looking forward to seeing it when its fini in November ✨

Sharon said...

That Crystal Wing is quite an amazing structure. It's very modern; even futuristic.
I'd pass on the bloodsuckers too. Especially after getting that 'vampire' related spam I got a week ago.

Taken For Granted said...

The ROM sure stands out with all its glass and odd angles.

eileeninmd said...

Hello

It is an amazing structure. Leeches and bats, no thank you!

Jenn said...

That old and new sure make an interesting scene. Bats are kinda interesting, I saw a talk on them at our nature centre and then we went out with these sonar things and could hear them and even saw quite a few as they flew over us.

William Kendall said...

Admittedly I will never like that addition.

I assume the ROM is closed up now.

Revrunner said...

Knockout architecture. Leeches, hmm,...used to be a home remedy. :)

bill burke said...

What a contrast between the old and new. Great photo, Pat.

Cloudia said...

Very cool marriage, P!

The Furry Gnome said...

Visited the ROM several times as a child. Mom and dad would get a room in the Park Plaza across the road and take us to the big city for a couple of days.. I've never seen the Crystal though.

Laura. M said...

Parece que están unidos.
Si está en cuarentena, pásala bien Pat. Hay que cuidarse y va a ser larga.
Desde casa te mando este abrazo 🙅

Kay said...

Fabulous architecture. I'd love to see what it's like inside.
Bloodsuckers? Not so much.

Linda said...

That's quite a contrast in styles!

Tom said...

...now that sure is an attention grabbing building! The classic building would normally be my favorite, but wow all that glass is something! I would pass on the Bloodsuckers too. Thanks for sharing, take care.

Iris Flavia said...

Very, very cool!
But bats in these days are a little off, no? Or maybe even the opposite!

Tanya Breese said...

The crystal wing looks a bit like our Taubman museum