Striking Architectural Photography From Across Canada
We challenged you to capture Canada's most impressive architecture on camera. From glittering steel skyscrapers to charming granite lighthouses, here are 10 of your most dazzling shots.
But is it art?
The controversial exterior of the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) in Toronto polarized city residents when it was completed in 2004. One thing’s for sure: it definitely makes an impression! Thanks to Karin Allin for sharing this fantastic sample of her architectural photography.
Things are looking up
Check those leading lines! Photographer Maryse Tremblay submitted this dynamic shot of the BNP Tower in downtown Montreal.
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Photographer Rhonda Beirnes found inspiration for architectural photography in the harbourfront of St. John’s. What a fascinating combination of lines, building materials and colours.
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Structures don’t get more Canadian than the red-and-white striped Cape Bonavista Lighthouse. Norma Keith snapped this happy shot on a visit to Newfoundland.
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Better with age
The post office building in Millbrook, Ontario, has stood proudly since 1939. As captured by Erin Monis, it wears the weathering of 80-plus years very handsomely!
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Solid as a rock
In Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, this granite lighthouse was built in 1871, operated until 1940, restored in 1999 and is now a Heritage Site. Thanks to Gloria Young for sharing this fascinating slice of Canadian history.
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Shouldn’t this be in black and white?
From the vintage car to the period homestead, Joyce Stolte’s photograph looks as though it’s travelled through time. What a fantastic period piece.
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We’re smitten with this incredibly textural photograph of Willingdon, Alberta’s Boian Hall, now a Romanian Pioneer Museum. Thanks to Rebecca Bromberger for sharing.
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“The unique eight-sided Peachland Baptist Church was built in 1910 and served as a place of worship until 1964,” writes photographer Diane Turner, who captured this sunny shot in Peachland, B.C. “Over the years, it was used as a temporary Municipal Hall, Parks and Recreation Office, Fire Brigade Hall and Public Library.”
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This charming log church was snapped by Karen Carley in Millarville, Alberta. Thanks for sharing, Karen!
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