Crosses on the crossing. Prince Edward Viaduct - 1918, and the hotly debated suicide barrier! (2003)

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Prince Edward Viaduct completed in 1918 is a bridge over Don Valley. Everybody calls it 'Bloor Viaduct'. Architect Edmund Burke displayed great foresight in designing the bridge by including a lower rail deck 50 years before the first subway rolled across it in 1966.

Since opening, over 400 people have jumped to their death from the Viaduct, leading to the addition of "The Luminous Veil", a suicide barrier composed of 9,000 stainless steel rods (Arch. Derek Revington - 2003). Waste of money ($5.5 million), if you ask me!! People are now committing suicide somewhere else. Unintentionally, on my photo this barrier resembles Christian crosses!

Luminous refers to lighting, which was designed to create an nice effect at night, but never installed, due to additional cost and projected power consumption.

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FotOlga on October 23, 2012

Very beautiful shot, Tomas! L. Greetings, Olga

Dana Valentová on October 23, 2012

Velmi hezký detail

L+F

Dana

WiJarn on October 23, 2012

Very beautiful photo, nice shot. Like

Greetings from Thailand.

leo1383 on October 23, 2012

Like,interesting,nice shot,greetings Leo

João Paulo Coutinho on October 23, 2012

Excelente foto.LIKE

Henu Eins on October 23, 2012

#####...L+F..######....greetings...henu1

&ri.co on October 26, 2012

great!!! very well taken!!! like

C haydeé on October 27, 2012

Hola Tomros

Me parece una preciosa composición. Like

Saludos cordiales desde Argentina, Chaydeé.

dziwnowik on October 28, 2012

♥ ♥ ♥ ✰✰ LIKE ✰✰ ♥ ♥ ♥

mauro1968 on October 28, 2012

Bellissimo ponte in manifattura metallica, ottimo scatto, LIKE 25! Ciao Tomas, sinceri saluti, una buona domenica e sempre complimenti per la tua gallery, MAURO :-)

drku on October 29, 2012

Ist schon kurios, Like 26.

Freundliche Grüße Klaus

Ali Raza on October 29, 2012

great picture, 1 like

senmax on November 5, 2012

Very nice photo. Like.

crina.stanciu on November 12, 2012

Hello, Tom!

It is a really quiet place:)?

VOTED!, because I like it!

Greetings from Romania!

Tomros - Pano on November 13, 2012

Not a quiet place, but if you just look at the sky and have a peaceful music on your i-phone in your ears, it could be...;-)

Jesus Miguel Ballero… on November 25, 2012

nice pic

fantastic clouds

like

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on August 29, 2013

Very beautiful sky and composition--like 32--AnaM

Isse on October 8, 2013

Welcome Tom, to the October NPC.

Thank You for your participation. Please, if possible, do not forget to vote in due time.

Good luck,

Istvan C

Lucien Kivit on October 31, 2013

Lugubrious place, however a well composed beautiful picture, LIKE,regards Lucien

Tomros - Pano on November 2, 2013

lugubrious!!!! I had to look it up ;-)

but now I will use it! often!

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  • Uploaded on October 20, 2012
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    by Tomros - Pano
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2012/09/30 13:53:14
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 8.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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