Back in December, 2011 I did a post about the mixture of old and new architecture in downtown Toronto.  It always fascinates me, so when my hubby and I were in Toronto recently taking in a new dinosaur exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum, I found myself once again capturing the contrast with my camera.

This is a picture of the Church of the Redeemer, an Anglican church on Bloor Street West in Toronto, right across the street from the museum.  This church was built in 1879, and it still seems to stand proud even though it is overshadowed by the tall modern office building behind it.  It’s like that little church is saying, “You don’t scare me, and I’m not going anywhere, so try and make me!!”  Although the newer buildings in downtown Toronto are definitely beautiful, I still prefer the detail and character of the old structures.

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18 Responses to Overshadowed

  1. TBM says:

    First, I love the photo. Second, dinosaurs! I love dinosaurs!!!! Let me guess, I missed the email that invited me to go.

    • I’m glad you liked it :). And, if you really love dinosaurs you would really really love this dinosaur exhibit. It’s described as “the biggest and best dinosaur exhibition ever mounted in Canada! Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana features dinosaurs you’ve never seen before, displayed in ways you’ve never seen before”. They are all fairly recent finds from the Southern hemisphere instead of the usual T-Rex and others from the Northern Hemisphere. They even had iPads hooked up, and you could point them at the skeletons, and it would do sort of a virtual reality thing of what the dinosaur might have looked like with skin on it. It was soooo interesting, and I took a ton of pictures. I will be posting some of them in the near future. If I’d known you love dinosaurs, I would have invited you for sure!! 🙂

  2. Liv says:

    when you see early York history this church is sitting on that corner with fields all around it.

    • So strange – I sent you a response to this earlier today, but now it’s not here! I wanted to say that I am fascinated by old photos of Toronto and comparing them to current photos. In fact, I have an app on my iPad where you can click anywhere on a map of Toronto and see old photos of what used to be on that site. Toronto/York sure has changed :).

  3. zannyro says:

    Small buy mighty 🙂

  4. zelmare says:

    Oh Cindy, I love this photograph! Wow! And the contrast is huge! I feel for the little church, and I too prefer the old architecture. 🙂

  5. dorannrule says:

    This is really special… the changes of the ages all reflected in a bit of architecture. Kudos for recognizing the enormous impact of such a photo. 🙂

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