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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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Thursday Doors – August 18, 2016

“Art Centre 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.

Another of many images made during my tour of the University of Toronto campus.

The door above belongs to the University of Toronto Art Museum. I did not know that the U of T had an art museum. Shortly after making this image, I went to the Art Gallery of Ontario for an exhibit of paintings by Lawren Harris and, sure enough, one of the paintings in the exhibit was on loan for the U of T Art Museum. Isn’t it strange how, shortly after discovering something new, you come across it in your life?

This door attracted my attention primarily because if the detailed carving above it, and it’s a wonderful dark oak door with lots of interest in the glass panels. The doors stops seem to have had better days and have not been gently used.
Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 70 mm
1/200 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200

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Thursday Doors – August 11, 2016

“Trinity College Front 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.

I went for a tour of the University of Toronto campus last weekend, knowing there would be some great doors. Surprisingly, having grown up in the Toronto area, I have never done a deliberate tour of the campus. The variations in architecture are incredible, ranging from Gothic to ultra modern. With those variations, come some spectacular doors.

The light this day was wonderful and really brought out the textures and colour of the various doors well and showing off the variation in stone used to frame them.

The door above is the front entrance to Trinity College. I chose this to be my first in a series of U of T doors because of how unique and interesting it is. Apart for the beautiful gothic main door, there is a curious side door, which is the night entrance. The tag on the main doors directs you to use the night entrance. I suspect the main doors are used only on special occasions. You’ll note it’s also slightly higher than the main door, perhaps to keep snow out in the winter months?

The entire building in beautiful. Just let your eyes float over the scene from the doors themselves, the intricate ironwork hinges, leaded glass in the windows and the historical gargoyles that great you as you approach the door.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 70 mm
1/200 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200

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Thursday Doors – May 19, 2016

“Morrice Hall Doors” - McGill University, Montreal.jpg

Morrice Hall, McGill University, Montreal.

Yes, I have a thing for large old doors. So, I am drawn to Universities, public offices, and cathedrals for my material.

Nikon D300
Nikor 24-70mm f/3.5-4.6 @ 28mm
1/160 sec;   f/6.3;   ISO 200

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