Posts tagged: architecture
Molson’s Bank building, ca. 1925
Source: Photo by WJ Moore, City of Vancouver Archives #Str N47.2
The Petrie Building detail: Lion
The Petrie Building detail: 130 year old Ironwork
The Petrie Building
This is the most interesting building in Guelph.
Local residents are concerned that this historic building will be lost to decay if not restored soon, and so are sharing information and holding events to raise public awareness.
The Petrie 130th Anniversary Exhibition (Part Two)
Today, Thursday November 8th, 2012,
1:00pm - 5:00pm,
There will be a closing soiree in the evening, from 7pm to 9:30pm
Crimea Street Studio; 100 Crimea Street, Suite B3, Guelph Ontario, Canada
As well as sorting through terrabytes of images I’ve already taken over the years, I have been taking photographs of some local amazing historic buildings for the Wikipedia Loves Monuments initiative. Today I’m sorting through and deciding which to upload, since the contest ends at the end of September.
Unfortunately many great historic buildings are not designated as such, and sometimes that means they don’t fare very well.
Lillian H. Smith Branch: Toronto Public Library
Found this amazing Art Deco Library on College Street in Toronto… you could have knocked me over with a feather when I found the cornerstone… it was built in 1994!
How cool is that?
To me, today’s architecture seems to be bland and dispoable. Designs tend to be functional, relying on the reflective quality of glass to provide visual interest, because for the most part they are devoid of any of the decorative architectural features of yesteryear.
When we went to the library, most often I would be deposited in the basement children’s section, but sometimes I got to go upstairs to the adult section with my Dad.
While Dad would do whatever it was he was there to do, he’d settle me at one of the grown up tables with a book containing pages and pages of Dennis the Menace cartoon strips.