Each weekday morning, we pick a recent image from the Torontoist Flickr Pool and feature it here on the site. It’s our way to give the many excellent photographers in our pool the attention they deserve!
If one was unaware that the piece of art behind the gentlemen pictured above was Henry Moore’s ‘The Archer’, located in Nathan Phillips Square, one may think this classic looking photo that Jay Morrison uploaded to the Torontoist Flickr pool was actually taken somewhere in Europe. We love that the image has a timeless feel, like something we’d find in our grandparents’ photo collection from back in the ‘old country’. We also love that these two guys are trying to squeeze themselves under that tiny umbrella (rather successfully, it seems).
If you’ve ever wondered what that sculpture was about, it was commissioned by Viljo Revell, the architect who designed City Hall, for $100,000. The official name of the Moore piece is called “Three-Way Piece No. 2,” consists of 2.5 tonnes of bronze, and was installed in the square in 1966.
Thanks for your contribution, Jay, and for inspiring our Henry Moore fun fact of the day.