This is the front entrance to the city hall. It was built in the 1960s, when the 'Brutalist' style, with its unfinished concrete surfaces, few heavily recessed windows, was popular in Ontario. Brantford is a small town, about 100 km west of Toronto with about 100,000 inhabitants, The town is named after Chief Joseph Brant (1743-1807), a Mohawk Indian who fought on the British side of the American Revolutionary war, and settled in Canada. I put a picture of a plaque into the Workshop, it stands near the city hall and describes the founding of Brantford.
This was the first time I visited this city, and was very impressed with it, I will post a few more pictures of its nice buildings and gardens.
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Noel_Byrne (26998) 2014-07-13 5:53
This is a great example of brutalist architecture, a style that has left many buildings that are very much of a time, and many buildings that are not particularly appealing. This is a rather beautiful example, the unfinished surfaces have excellent texture, and the landscape designers have very cleverly contrasted the harsh finish with this fine variety of colors from the flowers. You are indeed lucky to have so many beautiful architectural studies to photograph and your gallery must surely be one of the most comprehensive collections of it in existence. As always, thanks for sharing these fascinating posts.
- Copyright: Barnabas Bozoki (bbarna) (820)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
- Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Ontario [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-12 10:31