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Photo: It's blossoms and brutalism time

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Blossoms and brutalism
credit: Cherry Blossoms at Toronto's Robarts Library


I am rather fond of the Robarts Library in Toronto. I have happy memories of chaining myself to its doors when it opened, in our successful campaign for undergrad stack access. But I absolutely love it every spring when the cherry blossoms burst out, and have returned every year for a decade to capture these blossoms and brutalism. Other stories about blossoms or the building:

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