Good-bye, TDOT

14 March 2018 – The visit ends as it began. With a great visual punch of art.

But, this time, not street art!

Contrary to what I may have led you to believe, not all of Toronto’s art is on the street. Some of it is on walls — interior walls, you understand,  and sometimes visible only by paid admission. Really.

I spend my last day in Toronto — indeed, I am en route the airport — at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The architecture and exhibitions come second to the power of memory and the joy of seeing old friends and former colleagues.

Mind you, as “second” goes, it’s first-rate.

I visit the Burning Forest …

La Forêt ardente, Jean Paul Riopelle, part of the Mitchell/Riopelle exhibition …

wander through the Narcissus Garden

one installation in Yayoi Kusama’s multi-floor exhibition …

and drink my latte under a bright winter sky in the AGO’s Galleria Italia café.

 

All that skyscape is curated into multiple images by the lines and curves of Frank Gehry‘s architectural magic, a fitting tribute by this native son to his home town — indeed, his home neighbourhood.

Over the years, one weekly shift after another, I nursed my coffee-break lattes under these soaring arcs, exposed to the weather visually but protected from it physically, and so free to enjoy its every mood.

One more latte, this time as a visitor. The perfect end to the perfect final day of my visit.

And I’m off to the airport, and home.

 

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  1. The Narcissus Garden – very interesting. All those identical shiny balls. That says a lot about the narcissistic personality.

    It seems like you had a great trip – thanks for sharing it with us. 🙂

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  2. Key word: “Home.” Yeah!!

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  3. Isn’t it interesting how a short change in scenery can change your whole day? Thanks foe the lovely visit to the museum.

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  4. Tom

     /  15 March 2018

    Thank you for your visit, Penny. It was great to see you again. Have a safe voyage home. And thank you for all these photographic essays, both Vancouver and Toronto!

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  5. “All that skyscape is curated into multiple images” – a wonderful sentence. And altogether a nice sense of your familiarity with your past home.

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