Have a look at my writer's blog today, as my post about Glowfair at night is up.
Some of you may recognize this building from previous Doors Open years. This is the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat. It serves as headquarters of the Canadian operations for the Aga Khan's development network, as well as a residence for the Aga Khan when he's here, most recently to open up the Global Centre for Pluralism, which I showed yesterday. It is a recent building, designed by Fumihiko Maki, showcasing the philanthropic and humanitarian work of the organization around the world.
This large space, with the hanging metal screens, greets the visitor first. Displays were set up to explain the work the Aga Khan's organization does around the world, with its particular emphasis on education and health.
Beyond was this lovely and peaceful garden, feeling very light on this day.
This is the only work of art in the building, a sculpture by the Canadian First Nations artist Bill Reid.
This building, with its mix of steel, glass, light, and shadow, is a visual delight for the photographer.