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Of Angles and Reflections

This is the last (decent) image I have of the ROM crystal, and the last from my shoot during the Labour Day weekend. I was happy with the signal-to-noise ratio I achieved with my wanderings that day. Came home with 75 exposures (really, only 17 photos once you disregard all the bracketed exposures I made for HDR and blending work). I ended up with 11 images I was happy with. Maybe I'm getting better at this; maybe I'm just getting less picky. :)

 

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The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum.

 

The museum is currently undergoing a major renovation and expansion project, dubbed Renaissance ROM. The centrepiece is the recently-opened Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind and Bregman + Hamann Architects; installation of exhibits in the addition will continue over a period of months. Existing galleries and buildings are also being restored. Renovated galleries in the historic buildings will reopen in stages, and all work is scheduled to be completed by 2008. The final cost of the project will be $250 million CAD.

 

The Libeskind design, selected from among 50 entrants in an international competition, saw the Terrace Galleries torn down and replaced with a Deconstructivist crystalline-form clad in 25 percent glass and 75 percent aluminium. The building is named after Michael Lee-Chin, who donated $30 million towards its construction. It houses the new main entrance to the museum, a gift shop, six additional galleries as well as an exhibition hall in the basement.

 

(Cribbed from Wikipedia)

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Taken on September 6, 2007