Tuesday, December 13, 2011

V is for Varsity

 it is hard to tell from this angle, but the letters really are equidistance apart, it was just a challenge to get them all in with a sky background
below is a view of the field from Spadina Avenue looking towards Bloor St (which is the main east-west street in Toronto)
there has been a stadium at this location since 1898, though this incarnation has only been since 2009
it is the home of the University of Toronto 
and has a 400 metre 8-lane track, plus an artificial turf and a dome that is erected in winter. The recent renovations has made the venue even more open to the street (which is what made getting these photo so much easier!)

ABC Wednesday
signs, signs

23 comments:

EG Wow said...

Crisp photos! Interesting how the V does look too far apart from the rest of the word varsity in the first photo. Photos sure can look odd even when the camera is recording exactly what it saw.

Hildred and Charles said...

Great photos, and this is certainly a wonderful reincarnastion of the original stadium.

photowannabe said...

Perfect word choices for the letter V. Its interesting how the camera recorded the letter spacing.

Carver said...

You did a great job getting all the letters into the shot. Great post for V day.

Roger Owen Green said...

interesting perspective on that shot!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Nora said...

I do like the way you take us all over the place to unknown locations and show us where you live.

chubskulit said...

Lovely photos!

Please come and see the Voyage of the Mermaid. Happy holidays!

toby said...

That is a beautiful stadium! I love seeing the green and blue together :)
You could post this to my new Wednesday meme, if you like - it's called Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors. Check it out if you're interested!
http://iwishiwereaphotographer.blogspot.com/2011/12/whimsical-windows-delirious-doors-2.html
Have a great day!

Shooting Parrots said...

Letters are notoriously difficult to space if they are to look right, especially a V and an A which reflect their angles. Good shot though!

RedPat said...

I was going to post one of the Varsity signs today but changed when I saw yours. Great minds .....

Gemma Wiseman said...

The Varsity sign is almost a sculpture in its own right! Great photos!

Halcyon said...

I have driven by here a million times, but never stopped to really look. Love your shot of the sign. I think it's cool that they don't look equidistant. Eye trickery! :)

Joy said...

Three nice contrasting perspectives. The sign looks very dramatic with the sky, it is an interesting foreshortening effect.

Lesley said...

I like the way the R and S flow together.
And you do get a nice view into the stadium now.

NixBlog said...

Beautiful photos with some great views of the University.

Pat said...

Nice shots! I like how the letters are cut out. It looks like old fashioned lettering.

Luna Miranda said...

a perfect V post, and for Signs, too. wonderful perspectives .

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful composition.

Signs

Tumblewords: said...

Great photos!

Genie said...

Having always been in educations, I especially like this post. The clue color is so vivid and nice. It is interesting how the V looks to be farther from the A than the A and the other letters are from each other. An optical illusion maybe. Such nice shots. Feel like I am actually there. genie

Andy said...

Great photos of a stadium that has had a few Grey Cup games played on it's field.

Woody said...

I really like the angle you used in the first shot!

zongrik said...

great shot angles

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