Photographer's Note

When the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, the controversial renovation of the venerable Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto opened in June this year, critics were hugely divided in their opinions of the addition. The R.O.M. itself is a heritage building and the Crystal simply envelops most of it. With very few square corners, it adds 175,000 square feet of exhibit space inside and puts a whole new face to the streetscape outside.

I have not cropped this or straightened the perspective so that you can see how times have changed at this busy corner. At the bottom left, you can see the tower of the Church of the Redeemer, built in 1879. Another heritage building is reflected in the windows of the Crystal.

In the Workshop you will find a view of the whole width of this addition so you can see how this image fits in context of the whole.
Times have changed and will continue to change, even though we are not always eager for them to do so.

Tech shot in RAW, converted to jpg, resized and sharpened

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend


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Additional Photos by Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 66 N: 795] (3027)
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