A Visit with Friends to the Royal Ontario Museum and the UofT Campus

Hola! It's been a beautiful past few weeks in Toronto. The weather has been amazing and  I was very fortunate to have two of my team members and friends  visit me from Costa Rica!  I took them around the city   to one of the most striking buildings in Toronto.

SITE: Royal Ontario Musuem

ARCHITECTS:  Darling and Pearson (original building)  and subsequently Daniel Libeskind (Micheal Lee-Chin Crytal Structure)

PHOTOGRAPHY: Karimah Gheddai www.karimahgheddai.com

The Royal Ontario Museum was created in March 19, 1914. It has been a pride for Toronto ever since and a beacon for cultural activities in the city! The original brick and terracotta building was designed by Toronto based architects Darling and Pearson. In the year 2007 the Royal Ontario Museum opened a mesmerizing crystalline-form addition to the building known as the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. This new addition was designed by starchitect Daniel Libeskind.


I just love spending time with friends!

Clearly we were having too much fun hehe

We took a quick peek into the interior of the building where the lobby area and the ticket sales were located.

Those lights are quite interesting!

I loved the unique design of the windows!

Back outside, we took to some more photos against the beautiful backdrop.

Look at the sky and the contrast with the building form! 

Where the original building beside meets the crystal form.


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After the ROM we walked across the street to the Gardiner Museum.

The Gardiner Museum is Canada's national ceramics museum that. it was founded in 1984 by George and Helen Gardiner to house their collection of ceramic art. The building was originally designed by Keith Wagland. I was interested in going to the building to see the giant six foot tall zebra striped ceramic head that was sculpted by Jun Kaneko and installed in 2002.

The Gang


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After having some fun taking pics by the Gardiner museum we used the underground pass to head over to the UofT grounds


I love to cuddle up with cute dogs!!!


Our intention was to just roam the uoft grounds but we got sucked into going inside this building after some passing visitors generated our curiosity

What a strikingly beautiful interior!

After all the exploring we were exhausted and headed back towards my car but in between we found a gorgeous willow tree that was the backdrop to this beautiful portrait.

I don't which version I love more but black and white always looks so classic and timeless.


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Well that brings me to the end of this blogpost! It really was a fun day spending time with friends! Untill next time love and light always!