Comments: two circles

I used to work for the CN Tower... just so you know, much of the level the glass floor is on is glass flooring... it's just that most of the glass is covered up; only 'good view' is left uncovered... people don't know they're walking on glass, it's covered up by the carpet... look up at the tower from below and you will discover this.... just some fun trivia for those who are tower fans, as I think Sam is.

Posted by T at November 20, 2004 01:10 AM

Jumping on the glass floor is more fun. Especially around people that are scared out of their minds and stand at the edge of the glass just looking down. Fun times.

Posted by miklos at November 20, 2004 01:23 AM

Thanks for this great perspective, Sam. I vaguely remember standing on the glass floor when I was about 5 years old, terrified to look down. When I did, I jumped to the good, solid, opaque floor nearby. :)

Considering how thick (and dirty) the glass floor is, the shot came out nicely. Excellent!

Posted by Hans at November 20, 2004 01:29 AM

What is a cricle?

Posted by Henry at November 20, 2004 02:08 AM

Ah.. this one's better in that I dont feel dizzy :P

I wonder, is that a skating rink down there, or just a bowl of tiny lil worms?

Posted by riff at November 20, 2004 03:52 AM

"standing on the glass is a lot of fun though!"

There speaks a person with no fear of heights!! ;-) And this shot, as was yesterday's, is very cool. I'm a bit puzzled about the swarm of giant maggots in the bottom left though - what are they? :-)

Posted by djn1 at November 20, 2004 04:43 AM

i love top view!!! just like a map!!! u r a great artist!!!

Posted by Roozbeh at November 20, 2004 05:03 AM

Yesterday's picture was better. This one misses the beautiful light with the shadows. And also there is less vertigo because of the longer lens, although this lens makes it more abstract, which is an asset. An amazing picture.

Posted by Henk Bakker at November 20, 2004 05:39 AM

I can imagine a lot of folks skateboarding there, no?

Posted by Ryan at November 20, 2004 07:21 AM

Wow.....I would never have the nerve to stand on a glass floor at this height.I almost get frightened, just looking at the photo.

But I have to admit it is a very spectacular one!!!

Posted by Irene at November 20, 2004 07:42 AM

Damn, I love these sky pictures. Thanks for the information on how you clean the image through the glass floor. You've done a good job.

Posted by Aaron at November 20, 2004 08:18 AM

a great song for a great photogropher!... peace.

Posted by Mehran at November 20, 2004 09:42 AM

oh my.... the things in the lower circle really look like bugs *_*;;

but it's another interesting perspective :D

Posted by ecila at November 20, 2004 11:33 AM

These last two photos of your are wonderful. The first one I opened my almost made me dizzy, like it was actually me standing looking down. Good job on both.

Posted by photographer52 at November 20, 2004 11:39 AM

This is a beautiful shot.

Posted by Marie-Claire at November 20, 2004 12:18 PM

So much to say about this wonderful photo, but what I like best is imagining that all those little dots of people are like colorful pushpins marking the their locations on an aerial map. Very interesting photo to ponder.

Posted by matt at November 20, 2004 12:23 PM

Thank you for showing me what I never had the courage to see. While all of my friends ran over to the glass floor and looked down between their feet or !!jumped!! up and down on it, all I could do was lean over from eight feet away and just catch a glimpse of horizon...

Too scary for me. I'm almost glad the scenery isn't that pretty - but you've captured it well.

Is this picture from the summertime, or are all the trees by the CN tower evergreens?

Posted by Michael Hancock at November 20, 2004 12:25 PM

Did you zoom at all?

Things look bigger than I remember when I stood on that freaky glass floor.

Posted by Wacky wack at November 20, 2004 12:47 PM

i REFUSED to take that elevator up when we visited toronto years ago...and this is exactly why. my vertigo has totally kicked in, but oh! this is an amazing image, sam, thank you!

Posted by lynn at November 20, 2004 12:49 PM

What the heck are those brown things on the white building? They look like eels.

Posted by Sabina at November 20, 2004 01:43 PM

Someone has been spending a little too much time in the sky :)

Congrats on another great shot--- is that a light reflection I see on the top left center? Shame. Still excellent.

Be back tomorrow


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Posted by Gagan at November 20, 2004 03:05 PM

That is a fantastic shot. I love the perspective of this!

Posted by Fish at November 20, 2004 04:55 PM

to me, this is really 'something different'. great shot.

Posted by RONN at November 20, 2004 06:50 PM

I must save very good pic...
I got link from my friend's blog...


Posted by Deep at November 21, 2004 01:49 AM

sam, i think i might get sick, trying to stand on glass to get a shot like this.

my hat's off to you, you brave man. ;)

Posted by jennifer at November 21, 2004 02:19 PM

This shots just great. Its like looking down upon the world from a birds perspective.

I dont get any vertigo from this photo. Im not so sensative to hieghts I guess. I think if the photo was blown up into a large wall print, It would be very vertigo inducing. I like how you managed to capture the people so well. It is utterly amazing that you got such a good shot through that dirty shoe printed and hand printed glass. Did you bring some windex and paper to clean the glass??? (just kidding)

To Sabina: Oh I forget what those things that look like eels really are, but I know that the white structure is a fountain not a building. I think those brown looking statues in the fountain are supposed to repressent fish and if you look you can see them above the fountain too. Like salmon that are jumping a small waterfall.

Posted by scott at November 21, 2004 06:18 PM

Long time listener, first time caller....

The 'maggots' everybody keeps referring to are actually metal fish in a fountain/art-installation called 'Salmon Run'. The water runs down several steps from the grey rectangle in to the white circle below, and the fish are supposed to be jumping down the falls.

Unfortunately, what is actually a fairly attractive water feature has sat dry for a while now, I think because it requires maintenance that the city can't presently afford.

There's a really bad picture that shows the fish online at

You can also find some city info regarding the fountain, and another picture, at

Hope that helps!
I did like the maggot interpretation, though....

Posted by Gil at November 21, 2004 06:57 PM

I like this one much better than yesterday's. The lines make it more interesting and the effect is still very dizzifying :)

Posted by matt at November 22, 2004 11:54 AM

i hate those dirty glasses, they don't let you feel the height at all!
When i saw this photo i thought that you'd found a place with no glasses but when i read about the adjustments i learned more about photography ;)

i wish some day we can put spammers in jail!

Posted by idin at November 30, 2004 02:49 PM

This shot makes my heart race just looking at it!

I love this shot and I'd hope that if I was there I'd at least attempt trying to get this shot as a way to push myself mentally and creatively, but I think my fear of walking on glass so high up (no matter how thick) would overrule.

It's a shame... what a great view!

Posted by 3rdMARTINI at December 2, 2004 06:10 PM
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