Urban Abstract (now in Stories)

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© James Wiley
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This is the Toronto City Hall (the way I see it).

Designed by architect Vijo Revell, it is divided into three main parts...The convex circular council chamber surrounded by two semi-circular office towers joined underground.

Opened in 1965, the design was very controversial, described as everything from "Brilliant" to "urinals for the Jolly Green Giant".

If you wish, just do an image search on 'Toronto City Hall' to see many different views. Perhaps you will be able to see where this was taken from.

To see what the structure actually looks like, just do a Google Image Search for 'Toronto City Hall'. Perhaps you will be able to figure out where this was shot from.

From my 'Chiaroscuro' collection.

In my 'Architecture and Scenic' collection.

Thanks to Sonia Adam Murray for the Spotlight!

In the Architecture, Chiaroscuro Style photo essay.

23 responses

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    Great geometric photo. So many wonderful shapes,patterns,and lines. Contrast is great too!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (10 Feb 2013):


  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    Fabulous geometry here! I'm guessing it was shot from your camera. I didn't even Google it!!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley said (10 Feb 2013):

    Your sense of humour constantly amazes me Susan. You are absolutely right, it was shot from my camera!

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    Yes, nice geometry here, and I like the high contrast. You have a camera?

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (10 Feb 2013):


  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    High contrast, geometric perspective and patterns are just wonderful, I am guessing from everyone's comments? taken with your camera..lol.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (10 Feb 2013):

    One of your finest!!! Bravo!!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    As close as I can tell you might be viewing this from the Podium Green Roof; however, as a night shot or an inverted day shot, it's difficult to really tell. The geometry is amazing in its depth as well as in its variety and placement.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    A Master image....intense design

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    sweet curves in all the right places :)

  • Randy Turoff

    Randy Turoff gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    Black and white at its best!

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (10 Feb 2013):

    Best photograph I've ever seen of that building.

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    Composition and contrast very effective.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (11 Feb 2013):

    Superb shot !

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (12 Feb 2013):

    You have a great eye for a great shot.. Toronto`s City Hall never looked better!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (14 Feb 2013):

    Awesome B & W of the city buildings!!!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (16 Feb 2013):

    Love this presentation!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (19 Feb 2013):

    Love the dramatic contrast and lighted geometry. Outstanding work, James.

  • luca benanti

    luca benanti gave props (26 Feb 2013):

    Very nice geometry, architectural lines and contrast effect

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (27 Feb 2013):

    Prob my #1 fav!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (8 Mar 2013):

    Fantastic composition and geometry! Wow!

  • Ram Baires

    Ram Baires gave props (19 Mar 2013):

    Very Good

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