Every weekday, we pick an 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!
With the official ROM architectural opening less than a week away (more on that later this week), we thought this shot by Torontoist Flickr pool contributor rebootyourcomputer was timely. What catches our attention is the dramatic sky and sense of scale, but particularly the yellowish cast and lightened shadows, which makes this photo look like it was scanned from a late 1960s faded architectural magazine. Without the new Michael Lee-Chin Crystal forming across the face of the 1914 stone façade, there would be nothing in this photo to indicate how recent it is. There are odd angles everywhere, and we also like how the rigid lines and shapes of the buildings frame the random, puffy clouds.
The image is punctuated by the solitary construction worker at the bottom. Perhaps this capture can be seen as a statement of how little humans can build great things, yet there’s still an endless sky beyond that dwarfs the presence of even our biggest achievements.