Gorgeous shot of a normally hideous building :) Did you take this in the early throes of morning?
Wow, you made one of the ugliest buildings in all of Toronto look beautiful. Nice shot.
Robarts: from robots to arts ?
Anyone who can make THIS building look attractive deserves applause!
Impressive building, nice light and pleasantly framed in the foliage.
Nice shot! Lights,dof, frames, all is excellent! Good Christmas time!
I like the perspective and the lighting on this one. Nice job!
wow! never thought this building could look that good!
A great use of light to capture some great architecture.
i live in the residence in front of robarts library, and i have to pass the library everyday. when i do, i keep thinking how depressing/ugly it looks like, but it looks completely amazing in this picture.
How I hate this place.. but beautiful picture. The real challenge is making the inside look half as good haha...
Like most U of T students, I hate this building with a passion.
See that trigular structure sticking out? I was studying up there once many years ago. That was the time when I could see those Fa Lun Gong people practising down below every thursday.
Stunning photo of this building! Your photos are always impressive - I love your view of Toronto. Thanks!
This building feels immense!
Glorious Robarts! classic shot!
Was it ever confirmed if the building was deseigned to intentionally resemble a turkey?
Ps. Really enjoying the 2007 spacing calendar and also the shot of the Montreal couple's knees just beyond the hill from a couple days ago. It's very lovely and intimate, in a city no less.
It's funny, I actually *love* this building. Reminds me of a time of optimism. Although maybe it's because I'm a structural engineer and a nerd. Beautiful building. Beautiful shot.
"batman! commisioner gordon is calling us to gotham city!"
"to the batmobile robin!"
~neener neener neener nee~
Former UofT student here and I still cringe whenever I pass that building. Even the death I heard about the building's namesake is depressing. I heard it was built to resemble a peacock/phoenix.
This shot of the building makes me think of quartzes/prisms.
It is not an ugly building! Though it does somewhat resemble the mothership or deathstar from certain angles. Maybe it will blast off one day.
Was at U of T when it was built.
Then called Fort Book.
You really are a good photographer if you can make this building look good! It's actually sinking into the ground a little bit each year, because the architectural engineers who designed it did not account for weight of the millions of books that it holds - it is the second largest library in North America, second only to Princeton. And it really does look like a peacock from a certain angle.
yayy it's the giant turkey!!
but seriously, that building is an architectural atrocity. great idea getting it at an angle where it isn't asymmetrical.