Mosaic Ceiling Rotunda, ROM

Picture by josephc

  • Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6, Canada

  • 906
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  • May 07, 2015
  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikkor 10-24mm
  • Shooting Style Hand Held
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number -2,0,+2
  • Editing Software Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6.0 (Macintosh)Photomatix
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes
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07 May 01:35

The Rotunda, dedicated in honour of Ernest and Elizabeth Samuel, features one of the Museum’s most magnificent architectural treasures—a spectacular mosaic dome. Charles T. Currelly, the first director of the Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology, conceived of this mosaic introduction for the 1933 addition. As the main entrance to the Museum from 1933 to 2005, the Rotunda’s mosaic ceiling reflected the breadth of the collections to visitors; its patterns and symbols representing cultures throughout the ages and around the world. The ceiling is made from more than a million tiny coloured squares of imported Venetian glass. Its sparkling gold, rust and bronze background is inset with red, blue and turquoise patterns, recalling the magnificent mosaics of the Byzantine world and Eastern Europe. A team of skilled workers laboured for eight months to install the ceiling. The central panel is inscribed with a passage from the Book of Job in the Old Testament: “That all men may know his work”. Source Royal Ontario Museum.

07 May 02:24

Beautiful shot

07 May 10:47

Nice work Joe

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