Rama is a small Ontario town about 150 km North of Toronto on reserved land for the aboriginal Chippewas of Rama First Nation. The place become a popular tourist destination since 1996, when the 'Casino Rama' hotel and entertainment complex was opened here. The complex was designed to reflect the art and history of the native people under the direction of. Raymond Moriyama, a noted Japanese Canadian architect. This picture shows the main entrance to the lobby of the complex, its conical roof is featuring illuminated glass panels designed by a local artist, its motifs recalling the fish weirs used by First Nations’ fishermen. The casino is on the left, the 5000 seat entertainment center is at the centre, and a part of the 286 rookm hotel is visible on the right. I will post more pictures of this unique place the next couple of days.
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Noel_Byrne (13356) 2013-09-02 9:31
That's a cool place, the architecture is very nicely done and very expressive. You chose a great angle to show it too, taking in part of the hotel, which frames the scene on that side nicely. When I saw the thumbnail on this one, the native stylings were very apparent, but it also made me think of Egyptian styling for some reason. I look forward to seeing more images of this very fine place. You got an excellent sky for a backdrop too.
All the best
cargus (7556) 2013-09-02 23:57
Beautiful composition, beautiful colors, well framed and rendered, image well done.!
jacquest (16408) 2013-09-05 4:37
This is a well balanced image showing the Casino Rama. The light gives well saturated colors and the people add life. We have a First Nations hotel in Quebec with a tower of similar construction.
- Copyright: Barnabas Bozoki (bbarna) (466)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-07-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Ontario [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-02 8:39