The Garden of the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto | gardeninacity

Jason from Evanston, Illinois, blogs about his visit to Aga Khan Museum’s Park, in Toronto.

The Garden of the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto | gardeninacityWhile in Toronto in June we got to see the new Aga Khan Museum, which had opened just the previous September. The museum is a showcase of Islamic art and culture from around the world.

Outside the museum there are 10 acres of public space inspired by the gardens of Persia. It feels like a checkerboard with square pools of smooth black stone surrounded by white gravel.

Water reflects the Serviceberry trees planted in blocks that complement the pools. The reflections and the movement of constantly flowing water soften the rigidity of all the geometric shapes.

Read more at the Source, with additional photographs: | gardeninacity

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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