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Picture-Post! (I think I've Got It Right This Time ... [Jul. 27th, 2004|07:33 pm]
Young Geoffrey
All right, here's the long-promised (or should that read, "long-threatened" photo-post. There are a lot of shots behind the cut, so if you're on dial-up, you may want to use the facilities while they load.

And now, without further ado, Young Geoffrey goes


These were taken in Grange Park, on my way to the new OCAD building on McCaul, north of Queen.

Grange Park


Grange Park, again


View from the park


I love this building - playful and large, yet it doesn't at all break
the feel of the neighbourhood, doesn't dominate due to its size.

AGO#2


AGO#3


AGO#4


AGO#5


AGO#6


AGO#7


AGO#8


All right, enough of that. I had to return to Queen Street, didn't I?

CN Tower, from McCaul


CN Tower, again from McCaul


CN Tower, from McCaul yet again



Queen St. from Gorilla Monsoon's


Queen St. from Gorilla Monsoon's again


Queen St. again from the patio


Queen St. redux


Queen St. streetcar



And finally, what I know you felinophiles have really been waiting for ...



the cats


the cats again




And that's all for now, folks.


[Edit: Sometimes I really don't know where I keep my brain. The funky building is the new addition to the Ontario Academy of Art and Design (OCAD) not the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)</b). And no, I'm not going to bother renaming the photos, so don't ask me too.
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[User Picture]From: sabotabby
2004-07-27 05:39 pm (UTC)
You are mental! The OCAD building is completely hideous. I mean, it's not the worst concept in the world, but the colours. People are trying to make art in there but their poor little artist eyes are watering. And the bloody think looks like it's going to topple over.

Okay, rant done. I love the kittycats. They look like they're really getting along.
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[User Picture]From: sabotabby
2004-07-27 05:39 pm (UTC)
think=thing, and I'm actually not drunk.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-27 05:54 pm (UTC)
Me neither. Christ, it's been a whole week now and I'm really not missing it. This is kind of cool ...
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-27 05:53 pm (UTC)
Granted, I have never been inside, so have no opinion as to how it works as a functioning building. As a work of artitechturetm though, I really do love it.

Look, you're walking along, minding your own business among the the old houses, maybe noticing the uninteresting architecture that is the Art Gallery of Ontario, or the dated Village by the Grange, and suddenly - wham! - this marvellous, playful ... thing leaps out at you, without being ostentatious about it.

Despite its arguably garish exterior, it manages to blend into its surroundings, manages to be bright and flashy without being tacky.

20 years from now, you'll agree with me - it's a masterpiece.
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From: patriarch420
2004-07-27 06:01 pm (UTC)
I love the OCAD building, slap some "Crayola" stickers on those giant colourful things holding it up and they'd be giant crayons. However, I don't like the graduate building for U of T. It's that giant brown thing. It looks terible from the exterior but the inside is sort of nice... It doesn't quite make up for it though. Have a good night, my aspiring photographer :) ...that really is a wicked picture of my (our) cats, by the way.... Xoxo much love, -laura-
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[User Picture]From: sabotabby
2004-07-27 06:50 pm (UTC)
Do you mean Fort Grad with the big O? That really looks like it's going to fall off and cause a fatal traffic accident.
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From: patriarch420
2004-07-27 07:18 pm (UTC)
big O? I don't think so, Im talking about the one near spadina and college-ish.
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[User Picture]From: sabotabby
2004-07-27 07:23 pm (UTC)
That's the one. It's supposed to say University of Toronto but the O is the only letter that's really visible. And it hangs right over Spadina.
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From: patriarch420
2004-07-27 07:25 pm (UTC)
Ohhh! Right on. Yeah, -that- is fucking ugly. I swear architects just make a point to spend as much money as possible and create something to piss people off....

...hell, that's what I'd do as an architect.

Have a good night :)
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-28 04:06 am (UTC)
Jeez, you people.

It's at College and Harbord. The "O" hangs over Harbord.

But yes, it's a hideous building - one can't help but wonder if bribery and/or nepotism(1) was involved in the decision to build it, rather than soak the blueprints in oil and set them afire, as should have been done - and would have, if we lived in a world not entirely bereft of Justice.


(1) For the lawyers: that was sarcasm. I am not implying in any way shape or form that I really believe that structure was erected due to bribery or nepotism, as I have only the building itself as evidence for the idea. Most likely, stupidity alone will suffice to explain it.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-28 04:06 am (UTC)
Err ... SPADINA and Harbord.

(What a fuckwit.)
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From: patriarch420
2004-07-28 08:10 am (UTC)
way to go brainiac ;)
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-27 05:55 pm (UTC)
Yes, they seem to have grown more than accustomed to one another. It's nice.
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[User Picture]From: saoilsinn
2004-07-28 07:24 am (UTC)
I love the photo of Queen & Spadina withthe red station wagon! Woot.

Ummm....Geoffrey? Your cats are stoners. Just though I'd let you know.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-29 06:36 pm (UTC)
They do look content, don't they?

(Thanks about the photo, by the way.)
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From: dilvalicious
2004-07-28 08:57 am (UTC)
*gives the kitties squishy hugs*
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[User Picture]From: offermeescape
2004-07-28 04:04 pm (UTC)
I..I.. I just don't get that building. I mean, I'm all for standing out and being creative.. but it looks like something out of the 70s, honestly.. and we all know how much bad architecture the 1970s created. (take a walk around Ryerson's campus to see what I mean).
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-07-29 06:35 pm (UTC)
I disagree (that it looks like something out of the 70s). Maybe it looks like something people imagined during the 70s, but I, at least, have never seen anything quite like it. And I don't see any resemblance at all to Ryerson's campus.

Like it or not, though, you have to admit that it gets people talking and thinking about architecture like few other structures in this town - which in itself is kind of a good thing.
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