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Thursday Doors – August 25, 2016

“University College Doors” - University of Toronto

This week’s submission to Norm 2.0‘s Thursday Doors.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.

Yet another of many images made during my tour of the University of Toronto campus a few weeks ago

The door above belongs to the University of Toronto’s “University College Building”. This building sites in the centre of the main campus. The plaque below can be seen on either side of the door in the image above above, the lefthand one in French and righthand one in English, Canada’s official languages.University College Plaque

 

The door is almost lost in the elaborate facade, with its intricate stone work and concentric arches. I also included the details of part of the main tower to add scale to this image. It truly is a beautiful door, and one of many in the downtown Toronto campus. More to follow.
Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 70 mm
1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200

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“The Knickerbocker” – New York

“The Knickerbocker Stonework” - Times Square, New York

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.”
― Tom Wolfe

Just as you enter Times Square from the south, along Broadway. There’s a stunning building amid the business and noise of the modern Times Square with it’s neon lights and larger than life billboards that turn night to day. That building, is the Knickerbocker.

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This beautiful Beaux-Art building hearkens back to a time of pomp and elegance. At one time, it was the home to famed Italian tenor Enrico Caruso and renowned American playwright George M. Cohan. I can only imagine what it was like in it’s glory days.

Built in 1906, it was one of New York’s premier locations and essentially, anything that happened in New York City in the early 1900’s likely had some link to this building. It was  “the” place to be for glitterati and dignitaries, while its legendary ballroom became known as “The 42nd Street Country Club.”

Post prohibition, it became an office building, until being designated a New York City landmark in 1988. It was converted to a luxury hotel shortly thereafter. If you want to try this place out, you can get a room starting at about $350 an night and you can get to Times Square and Broadway in a few short steps.

Unfortunately, I only had my long lense with me this day, but I was able to get a nice image of the wonderful facade above the front entrance, showing the detail of the stonework.A truly beautiful building, so representative early 20th century New York City.

Nikon D300
Tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm
1/60 sec, f/4.0, ISO 400

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