“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.