Nathan Phillips Square fountain -- Texting with Blackandwhiteberry

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Nathan Phillips Square.

The reflective pool in front of "New" City Hall (1965) is used in winter time for ice skating. The square hold various festivals during the summer, but last 2 years it is being renovated, so the festivals are held in other places. The progress of the renovation is painfully slow, and from the look of it, I do not see the changes as much improvement. The original architect (Viljo Revell) would be probably upset, but he died before the original contruction was completed.

Update, (August 2012) The fountain is no more. It was buldozered and not sure if it was going to be rebuild. Our dear mayor saw another fountain in Edmonton and now he wants it on his playground.

Update -2. (Jan 2013) The pool was rebuild and people are skating on it again.

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Comments (119)

Majka44 on July 17, 2012

Wonderful picture and atmosphere.


Greetings from Slovakia


James Bian on July 18, 2012

Excellent b/w capture of modern life. Like + YS

Best wishes,

Kanane on July 18, 2012

pięknie wygląda w czarno - białym :)

Bartolome Muñoz on July 19, 2012

Like+favorite. hermoso monocolor y gran foto.

Rene Fleischer on July 19, 2012

fantastic contrast - like

galfer on July 21, 2012

Very good composition, I like this B&W photo.

Greetings from México.


Misoad ElSoRi on July 23, 2012

Remarkable photo, great job LK. !!Miguel

Inka Cze on August 10, 2012

Very beautiful scene in b/w ! I like 108 :)

Best greetings.

Tomros - Pano on August 11, 2012

The fountain is gone, so is the pool!! They were renovating and discovered some problems with piping, so they just buldozer it!!!

I just seen it last Sunday! I did take few photos.

eyal1945 on August 13, 2012

Really great picture. Beautiful b&w photo!LIKE

BritPlom on October 10, 2012

A superb B&W!


Greetings, François

Theo Wasserhess on December 12, 2012

Very fine composition, like!

Thanks for your visit and friendly comment!

Best regards Theo

ԁk‒cam on January 5, 2013

Beautiful picture. I like the light.

Kind regards, Finn

Buts Yuri on February 26, 2013

VERY NICE SHOT!!! LIKE-113! Greetings from Ukraine! Yuri.

JaPi on March 15, 2014

Interestingly B/W photo! - Spectacular processing!
Greetings, JaPi

Tomros - Pano on March 17, 2014

just a lot of contrast!

Cornleo on August 29, 2014

Beautiful effect of light, LIKE. Many greetings Agathe

I like your testing! 117--AnaM

Ge Ko on November 11

A really successful photo!

Like 118

Best wishes,

Ge Ko

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 31, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tomros - Pano
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2012/05/26 09:33:38
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 14.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash