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Commerce Court, Toronto

Commerce Court, Toronto
The sculpture is by Derek Stephan Hudson. It's been on loan from the L. L. Odette Foundation for 12 years.

Sami Serola, Will S., Diane Putnam, Denis Croissant and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


14 comments - The latest ones
 rdhinmn
rdhinmn club
Enough squares for an elaborate board game! The elephants do draw the eye, though, with the small splash of red that I hope is part of an adult get-around cart rather than an abandoned stroller...
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club has replied to rdhinmn club
Thanks, Bob. It is a stroller, but Dad was nearby. He moved it before I could finish trying different shots.
2 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Wow ! Straight and geometric ! And the scene on the bottom is great !
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club has replied to Ulrich John club
Thanks, Ulrich.
2 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
I'm with Ulrich on this on.............harsh geometric shapes at the top of the image contrasting with the softer shapes of the people and statues..!! Fantastic shot.
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club has replied to Keith Burton club
Thanks, Keith. Torontonians seem to like concrete sites. This place is full at lunch hour, as is the wonderland of concrete in front of City Hall.
2 years ago.
 Denis Croissant
Denis Croissant club
Nicely composed, these contemporary architectural spaces look more at home in North America...
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club has replied to Denis Croissant club
An interesting point, Denis. I've read European tourists' opinions of Toronto and many of them talk about all the modern buildings. When I'm in Europe, though, I'm impressed by the wide range of architectural styles and the superior craftsmanship. Holborn Bars in London comes to mind -- that brick looks as if it's been knit.
2 years ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
I have some concerns:

1. The mother elephant is way too skinny.
2. The baby elephants appear to be preemies. Will they be OK?
3. What kind of humans abandon their baby in the middle of the Serengeti?

Aside from all of that, it's a highly unusual and amusing photo. The canyon of architecture is fabulous!
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club has replied to Diane Putnam club
Thanks, Diane. I'm afraid there's too much competition among elephants for the scarce vegetation in Commerce Court.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club has added
Sorry about getting your name wrong, Diane. I did fix it, though.
2 years ago.
 Will S.
Will S.
Great framing!
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club has replied to Will S.
Thanks, Will.
2 years ago.
 Juleann
Juleann club
The stroller does look oddly abandoned . . . .
2 years ago.

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