The new bridges in Toronto’s Port Lands are a reminder that city infrastructure should not be about utility only, but should add to the surroundings in dramatic and beautiful ways. While these brand new additions to the landscape are not our only eyecatching municipal assets, the attention that they are receiving in UrbanToronto’s Lower Don Lands thread points to how badly we lack similarly outstanding works in most of the city… or maybe we’re simply dying for a little bit more colour in our daily lives. Breaking the rules again and grabbing two images by UrbanToronto Forum contributor globalexpress for today’s Daily Photo was easy, picking which two from his recent posting on these bridges was not, as there’s lots more to see here, so I’ve closen one geographically referenced shot and one abstract to feature here. The first has us looking through the paired bridges over the Keating Channel, looking towards the Harbour…
Looking through the Cherry Street North bridges towards Toronto Harbour, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor globalexpress
…while the second simply looks skyward through the swooping arches to enjoy both a recent, rare day of blue sky, and the effect of all that natural light on the curving, glossily painted surfaces of the bridge.
Cheery Street North Bridge Abstract on a Sunny Day, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor globalexpress
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