Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Royal Ontario Museum - Amazing

I've been in Toronto all week.
I went through the Royal Ontario Museum during my last trip to Canada. They have an incredible collection of STUFF - Birch bark and seal skin canoes, totem poles, and clothing from Canada's first inhabitants. Thousands of Chinese artifacts, brought back to Canada by Catholic missionaries based in Toronto.
The building used to be a typical, traditional 1930's stone and marble civic building.
The Powers That Be voted to deviate from the master expansion plan, and for the latest addition, put what looks like a massive salt crystal in the middle of the building.
When I was in Toronto a year ago, this expansion was all I-beams and girders, so I made a point of going by again on this trip.
Like it or not, it's an amazing piece of architecture.


Tym_Machine said...

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Tym Machine

The Whited Sepulchre said...

I think I could probably make more money selling pencils on the street.
To make money, you must:
1) Blog about one big thing
2) Post regularly
3) Obsess with how many people are linking to your site.

As you can see, I write a hodge podge of whatever interests me at the moment, I take multiple days off in a row, and I'm not very high in the Technorati link rankings. (But it's getting better!)
I get a bigger kick out of getting hits based on Google rankings.
"Blogger" is probably the best vehicle for the non-specialist to accomplish that. They're the same company, so you're going to be picked up by them quickly.
Enjoyed your site, BTW.

Perry de Havilland said...

Interesting structure! Looks like it was dropped form a passing B-52 and that is just how it landed :-)