decorated columns

By: Lesley

Apr 05 2012

Category: Toronto


Focal Length:4.1mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

Toronto’s subway stations are not usual places where one finds art or artifacts. Except for Museum station, named for the Royal Ontario Museum. The supporting columns were remade in 2008 to resemble columns and posts found inside the museum. On the far right is a Toltec (Mexico) Warrior column, followed by heirglypics on the back of an Osiris (Egypt) pilaster and a First Nations (BC) house post featuring a bear as a traditional family crest figure and finally, the red Chinese Forbidden City columns of the Qing Dynasty.

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2 comments on “decorated columns”

  1. It’s interesting. I smile with it.

  2. The columns are certainly different for the surroundings. But, I like all the light and shinny surfaces as well. Nice capture.

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