• it was hard to get all those lines in the photo straight. It may not look like this, because i dialed down the exposure, but the sun was shining really strong, so i saw next to nothing in my viewfinder (looking straight up, with the camera pressing onto my face didn't help either....) ;-)
  • All those finde lines look a bit strange in the flickr sizes, because of the jagged lines the flickr resizing algorithm creates. See the original for a better quality.
  • The sun. A bit dimmed, to retain the details in the lines.


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The Allen Lambert Galleria, sometimes described as the "crystal cathedral of commerce", was the result of an international competition and was incorporated into the development in order to satisfy the City of Toronto's public art requirements. Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, it is one of the most photographed spaces in Toronto's financial district, and is heavily featured as a backdrop for news reports, as well as TV and film productions. As pictured above, the interior illustrates Calatrava's signature organic style, with a vaulted ceiling that is intended to evoke an avenue of trees.


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  1. toleman.hart 56 months ago | reply

    impressive pattern!

  2. teeth_o_the_dragon 55 months ago | reply

    Beautiful composition, very powerful lines and curves.

  3. Ram Iyer Photography 55 months ago | reply

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  4. The Inertial Gallery 55 months ago | reply

    Excellent Perspective. Love the B&W, it really works...

  5. Roger_T 55 months ago | reply

    Ein super Blickwinkel und tolle Kontraste. Die Architektur ist ja hammermässig - ah, wie vermutet: Calatrava!

  6. pselle2010 54 months ago | reply

    fantastic - great Made-ja-look - are you above, below, what's the scale?

  7. artland 54 months ago | reply

    This is a wonderful shot!
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  8. Jutiar 52 months ago | reply

    Awesome shot! I miss Toronto :)

  9. gsp100677 51 months ago | reply

    Wow! Beautiful abstract shot! Really works well with the monochrome treatment too!

  10. sparley 51 months ago | reply

    Breathtaking shot...a favorite!

  11. chas + jo 51 months ago | reply

    Congratulations - this wonderful picture is on Explore today! Great image.

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  13. ewaldmario 49 months ago | reply

    great tones and composition ...

  14. ser-y-star 47 months ago | reply

    This is a beautiful B&W Passion photo.
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  15. PLubberich 39 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot! Looks awesome! Very good work!

  16. red bicycle design 37 months ago | reply

    love this shot, you should think of entering into City Year's Art Competition: www.artofidealism.com, it would work perfectly for the Cathedral Building story:

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