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Old City Hall

Old City Hall
Photo Information
Copyright: Janos Gardonyi (gabbypal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 2 N: 229] (7097)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-07
Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Experimental, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel, 18-55mm EF-S Lens, Compact Flash 128MB, Photoshop filters
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-19 12:42
Viewed: 958
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Old City Hall, a showplace of history and exquisite craftsmanship, celebrated its centennial birthday in September 1999. During a week of festivities which included public tours, musical performances and the unveiling of a new time capsule, residents and visitors alike gained a new appreciation for this important city landmark.

Toronto's third City Hall took almost 20 years to plan and implement and began with an original budget of $600,000 and was completed for approximately $2.5 million. The stone, grey from the Credit River Valley in Ontario and brown from New Brunswick, took more than 1,360 train-car loads to deliver - the equivalent of a train nine miles long. Additionally, 8,354 barrels of cement were used.

Following the opening of Toronto's fourth and current City Hall, Old City Hall was threatened with demolition during the planning of the Eaton Centre. A group of concerned citizens and community activists, known as the "Friends of Old City Hall", convinced the city to preserve this important landmark, that complemented Osgoode Hall and the new City Hall. Old City Hall was declared a National Historic Site by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada in 1989.

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I can remember this when I lived in Canada....glad they preserved it... the sepia is a good choice and the PoV is interesting........nice one!!!

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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2008-07-20 19:40]

Thank goodness this historic building didn't get destroyed! I like the sepia treatment in keeping with its longevity and style. Good shot:)

Nice picture of this old city, first for the POV, very good, then for the sepia color... and finally for the white blur you put all over the photo.
Very nice !

Hi Janos,
Very nice result giving the image a true notion of the age of the building. Good details and very nice presentation.

Hi Janos, simular to the effect I used on photo you commented on. Topazlabs.com is software used with CS PS or Lightroom. It's plug in, just get to the results faster. You can try it free for 30 days. I like your notes here and your treatment of this photo.

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