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The R.C. Harris Filtration Plant was considered by its critics in the early 1940's as too extravagant. It garnered the nickname "The Palace of Purification" for its marble floors and lavish attention to detail.


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When I first glanced at this shot I thought it was a line drawing. The lines in this photo are beautifully sharp and precise. It has a sort of warm dreamy melancholy to it that I really like.


On a side note -- marble? Who the heck puts marble in a water filtration plant, anyway?

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This is the RC Harris Filtration Plant, better known as the

Waterworks in Toronto. I grew up not far from this building, and it

has been a long running theme in my work. I've probably shot

hundreds of images on the grounds there. But when I took this shot,

I feel i've captured the architecture here properly for the first

time. The building is from the 1940's, and this shot from 2002

really feels like the 40's to me.

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