Thursday, October 13, 2011

Inside the A.G.O. !

  “Architecture in general is frozen music.”

             Friedrich Von Shelling



    This was truly the highlight of my trip. I love the Art Gallery of Ontario, the art, the building, oh yes the building will blow you away. Every time I see this architectural beauty I get quivers down my spine. It is that beautiful.


 I was not allowed to take photos of the art but was given permission to take any photos of the building. That was fine with me.


 Where else could I have the best of two worlds? Art of all different kinds, and architecture of a different kind.


 I had seen art from the masters and art from up and coming artists. I was not disappointed. This is what I truly love to do. My three hours here was not enough.


I spent a lot of time walking up the 5 floors of the incredible staircase and enjoying the view. I must admit I did take the elevator down then I did it all over again. It was so worth it.


I seen Emily Carr paintings, one of my personal favourites, I think it is all about the solitude and wilderness for me. I seen the Group of Seven paintings and it was truly amazing.


I seen a photography exhibit called Songs of the Future, this was Canadian Industrial Photographs from 1858 till today. Incredible there is something about smoke stacks with billowing smoke, and massive structures of industry that fascinates me.


 I walked through the halls of paintings, prints, and installations of all kinds, I was never bored. This has always and will continue to be something I truly enjoy. 
 If you ever get the chance to go you will not be disappointed. If you decide to climb the stairs a couple of times, which I recommend, pace yourself.

Later

25 comments:

ain't for city gals said...

From a builder stand point this is gorgeous...I am a curve person. B. would you e-mail me at molliedog1@msn.com I need to ask you something.

Lea White said...

Wow!

Clint said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL piece of architecture. I would love to visit.

Mary said...

That spiral/conical thing is intriguing. Looks like its made of wood. Kinda like a moebius strip or something.

Ellie said...

You are right this looks amazing. Imagine designing that - it's truly lovely. I would love to visit it.

Jill said...

Fantastic photos!

TexWisGirl said...

what a cool structure! those curves are beautiful!

bon bon said...

breathtaking space! wow...i love the quote too.

Nezzy said...

The artist in me tell me that this had to be most enjoyable 'cause that buildin' is a masterpiece itself. Wow!!! I can't imagine.

I'm so happy your got to do this and thrilled that you shared it with us.

God bless your day sweetie!!! :o)

Leenie said...

Jealous, jealous, JEALOUS! Blown away is right!

Becky said...

WOW! and DOUBLE WOW!

mountain mama said...

wow, amazing shots!!! love that quote too!

Dawn said...

What a MAGNIFICENT building. It is pure art!!! I want to go there...it's on my list!!

Farmchick said...

Stunning photos!

Paul said...

It's great that you have such a passion!

Alica said...

Someone certainly had fun planning and building that! My hubby can spend hours at a museum...I tend to finish quickly..but it's beautiful none-the-less! :)

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Wow.. I love that first shot most of all... the contrast and light is stunning!

Michaele said...

Now that is one talented architect. Bet it was way more than one. Awesome!

Saun said...

Wow, awesome series thanks for sharing... Thanks for all of the sweet comments Happy Shooting

no spring chicken said...

Amazing... we have nothing like this around here. I would love to share the experience with my girls. Hmm.. how far is Ontario anyway?

Blessings, Debbie

Gail said...

I have never seen anything like this...building is art itself.

Desiree said...

What a magnificent structure. Your pictures are marvellous, quite artistic in and of themselves. Clearly, you were in your element that particular day!

EG Wow said...

It is a remarkable art gallery...but I haven't been there for a long, long time. Shame on me!

Lori Skoog said...

Thank you for taking us to the gallery. I've never been there...it is stunning!

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Beautiful photos. Kind of funny taking pictures of the building and not the art. It is breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing your adventure.