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St. Michael's Cathedral is the Roman Catholic cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto, Canada, and one of the oldest churches in the city. It is located at 200 Church Street in Toronto's Garden District. St. Michael's was designed by William Thomas, designer of eight other churches in the city, and was primarily financed by Irish immigrants who resided in the area. The Cathedral has a capacity of 1600.St. Michael’s Cathedral is special because of its ability to take harsh linear lines of an exterior and warm the viewer as they enter the cathedral. The exterior profile of the cathedral is very jagged and planar with the harsh lines and geometric perfection. The outside is organized and linear, which makes the cathedral seem harsher than it truly is within. The interior profile, allows for many different shapes to coincide. These shapes include the curves of the barrel vaults, along the trusses, lines crated by the trusses in the middle of the ceiling, which lead ones eye from the top down the pillars and up the aisle. Evidently, there are more curved, organic shapes created within the cathedral compared to the harsh, rectangular shapes created on the exterior. As explained above there is a bond between many different shapes that are repeat to create the perfect geometric relationship. Moreover, their colours used throughout the cathedral vary within their use.Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 16-35 EF f2:8L USM II, Manfrotto tripod, 6 different postion each with 3 different exposures processed in Photomatix Pro, then merged together and processed in Photoshop CS5.
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