The artist’s rendering and model of the new Aga Khan projects in Toronto showed there would be plenty of trees planted on the grounds. However, a photo by Jim Bowie from back in April 2010, produced in Simerg’s highly acclaimed photo essay, In the Making: The Aga Khan Museum, the Ismaili Centre and their Park: PDF presentation, showed bunches of cut-up trees ready to be removed from the project site. “Imagine our surprise,” writes Jim Bowie who lives in a condominium building just across from the site, “when on September 14, 2011 – a short 16 months later – trees were being planted…lots of trees!”
We are delighted to share with our readers Bowie’s new photos which also reflect the rapid pace of the construction effort. Jim, a hobbyist photographer, has been taking a photo everyday since Spring 2010, and his interest in the project will amount to probably one of the best documented records of the project’s evolution from its inception to its completion in the not too distant future.
Readers who haven’t viewed the photo essay are invited to click In the Making as well as to read the winning essays of the Al-Mahdiya essay competition organized and sponsored by this Website following the publication of the photo essay. Please click “Why I am Excited About the Aga Khan Museum, the Ismaili Centre and Their Park” and “Why I Like This Photo”.
A Note to Readers: Please scroll down or click Home page for other recent posts and click What’s New for links to all articles published on this blog since March 2009. Subscribe to this Website via the box near the top right of this page.