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Gooderham Building (1892) from Berczy Park. Mural by Canadian artist *Derek Michael Besant (1980)

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The Gooderham Building is well known for the mural on its back wall. The Mural by Canadian artist Derek Michael Besant uses a trompe l'oeil effect to not only make the wall appear to have more windows than it does, but to also gives it a more motion effect by having its edges 'fluttering' away, where they are not 'tacked' down.

This photo placed 3rd in the SPC 41 (Windows) June 2012 competition.

The red-brick Gooderham Building is a historic landmark of Toronto. Completed in 1892, it was an early example of a "Flatiron" building. It was built by architect David Roberts, Jr. and originally cost $18,000. Sold in 2011 for bit more - $15.2 mil.

The mural ($93,000) was paid about 80% by private companies and the rest by the city. The artist was paid only about $8,000, yet more people see it, than some million dollar painting.

I do not know the lady with the ubiquitous Tim Horton coffee, but she spoke Russian with her son. (if you care to know)

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Mundo Spinning on May 21

nice shot and also nice building

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 11, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by tor tom
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2012/05/26 13:30:40
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 4.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash