Someone made a comment earlier in the year about visiting Toronto and noticing that everyone walked and texted at the same time. I didn’t think about it much until I read that comment, but I started to pay attention to the people I passed on the street and noticed that she was right.
Oddly enough, the people in these images aren’t walking and texting, but they definitely seem engrossed in their phone conversations.
I’ll never forget having my mind blown one afternoon in 2001 when my boss told me that I could type a message into my phone and send it. Today, I couldn’t imagine spending a minute of my day without my phone… and I barely use it to make calls with.
Do you remember the first time you texted? What was the message? Who was it to?
I am so happy to finally announce the launch of my Facebook page for Shane Francescut Photography.
I was an early adapter of the platform once it became open to the public, but have grown cold with Facebook in recent years and haven’t spent much time on it. However, my interests in sharing and community have been renewed, largely due to WordPress and all the wonderful friends I’ve made here, so I have decided that starting this page is a natural next step in the growth of my brand.
Click on the hyperlinked text above, or here, to visit and like my page. I promise (at least for now) that this will be the only time that I ask you to visit and like my page… because you obviously have no obligation to and it often annoys me when others ask the same thing… but you never know, I may become one of those Facebook “liker addicts”. But, I doubt it 🙂
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is one of the largest museums in North America, and in 2007, became one of Toronto’s most beautiful and interesting pieces of architecture.
Opening for business on March 19, 1914, the ROM sits on the north-east corner of one of Canada’s most storied universities, the University of Toronto. Like many other major museums around the world, the ROM houses thousands of incredible, beautiful, and unbelievable pieces of art. But it was in 2007, after a major architectural transformation, that it became a stand-out piece of architecture in the city, if not THE stand-out piece, with the unveiling of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal.
The Crystal, which is also the main entrance, is such a commanding and dominant piece of artwork in itself. Standing three stories tall, the aim of the Crystal is to blur the lines between the public openness of the street, and the private interior of the museum. It almost peaks out over the street below.