The Daily Photoist: ROM ceiling
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The Daily Photoist: ROM ceiling

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!
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This morning, Toronto photographer ekati (Kate) reminds us to look up with this beautiful image of the grand rotunda entrance ceiling at the ROM. This mosaic is truly a sight to behold, and here it’s been captured in all its shimmering glory. (The shimmer is caused by thousands of cut squares of imported Venetian glass that make up the mosaic, which was contructed in 1933.) Since this ceiling is, in actuality, a dome, it’s been impressively rendered as a flat image in this photograph.
We can only hope that when the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal galleries open in June that they include similar majestic works with such attention to detail, especially considering that the main entrance to the museum will no longer be through this Queen’s Park rotunda.
(By the way, ekati, your fortune has apparently come true.)

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