Comments: robarts

Gorgeous shot of a normally hideous building :) Did you take this in the early throes of morning?

Posted by J at December 26, 2006 03:30 AM

strzeliƛcie.. :]

Posted by tasman at December 26, 2006 04:13 AM

Wow, you made one of the ugliest buildings in all of Toronto look beautiful. Nice shot.

Posted by MIlhaus at December 26, 2006 06:12 AM


Posted by 911 at December 26, 2006 06:16 AM

Robarts: from robots to arts ?

Posted by Jonas at December 26, 2006 06:37 AM

Anyone who can make THIS building look attractive deserves applause!

Posted by roger at December 26, 2006 06:48 AM

Impressive building, nice light and pleasantly framed in the foliage.

Posted by Gavin Hart at December 26, 2006 07:05 AM

Nice shot! Lights,dof, frames, all is excellent! Good Christmas time!

Posted by Jelb at December 26, 2006 09:21 AM

I like the perspective and the lighting on this one. Nice job!

Posted by Alice at December 26, 2006 09:22 AM

wow! never thought this building could look that good!

Posted by shula at December 26, 2006 11:00 AM

A great use of light to capture some great architecture.

Posted by Ben at December 26, 2006 12:29 PM

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.

Posted by milane at December 26, 2006 12:45 PM

How I hate this place.. but beautiful picture. The real challenge is making the inside look half as good haha...

Posted by f at December 26, 2006 01:10 PM

Beautiful building.

Posted by Angry Buddha at December 26, 2006 05:46 PM

Like most U of T students, I hate this building with a passion.

Posted by Christine at December 26, 2006 09:42 PM

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.

Posted by Boreo at December 26, 2006 09:50 PM

Stunning photo of this building! Your photos are always impressive - I love your view of Toronto. Thanks!

Posted by Kelly D at December 26, 2006 10:42 PM

This building feels immense!

Posted by Tara at December 26, 2006 11:26 PM

cool photo great work

Posted by shadow at December 26, 2006 11:31 PM

Glorious Robarts! classic shot!

Posted by joseph at December 27, 2006 12:34 AM

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.

Posted by elenithecamera at December 27, 2006 03:13 AM

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.

Posted by jonathan at December 27, 2006 09:30 AM

"batman! commisioner gordon is calling us to gotham city!"

"to the batmobile robin!"

~neener neener neener nee~

Posted by furt at December 27, 2006 12:21 PM

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.

Posted by Chris at December 27, 2006 08:15 PM

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.

Posted by gordito at December 27, 2006 08:25 PM

Great Shot.

Was at U of T when it was built.

Then called Fort Book.

Posted by Hugh at December 29, 2006 11:22 PM

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.

Posted by Kimberly Way at January 7, 2007 10:31 PM

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.

Posted by Lia at April 14, 2009 12:50 PM
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