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Vines | Toronto Necropolis

May 6, 2012

The Toronto Necropolis is one of Toronto’s oldest cemeteries and its buildings are in the High Victorian Gothic style. After reviewing my shots from this afternoon, my favourites weren’t of the chapel or of any of the headstones, but of the vines that cover the chapel. Given that it’s only spring, the leaves aren’t established yet, and you can still make out the stems and trunks creeping their way up the chapel walls. I like the combination of the organic, gnarled vines and their leaves, and the stone, chiseled and polished by man. I wish the use of vines on architecture was more common, but I doubt I’ll see ivy climbing up a glass condo building anytime soon.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Magda permalink
    May 6, 2012 8:28 pm

    You are inspiring me to visit cemeteries more often 😉 You know i like to.

  2. May 7, 2012 1:28 am

    Beautiful! Wonderful details.

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