Bricks and Stone

Our town’s quaintness is derived from the stone buildings, sourced from the local limestone quarry. As magnificent as these historic buildings are, I understand they are hard to heat in winter months. Our winters, in southwestern Ontario, Canada, can be harsh. I am grateful for modern materials like clay bricks, and of course, insulation, that […]

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Rooftops

An array of rooftops as seen from our main street. This rooftop comes with a smoking section. Local train station still has its old world charm. (For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: roofs)

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One Angle At A Time

So many aspects of our little town make it intriguing, and while my focus has been on the natural areas, I am also drawn to the architecture and history, so one angle at a time, I’ve decided to start exploring each element. Photos of St Marys, Ontario, Canada, submitted for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: angles.

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Lens-Artists: Architecture

Man’s desire to commune with a higher power is demonstrated by church spires, perhaps the sum of my knowledge when it comes to architecture. Yet, I am intrigued, by winged structures adorning windows –like raised eyebrows on eyes, or stone built boxes whose charm endures: Even modern styles leaves one to ponder – is it […]

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CB&WC: Glass

Although made of glass, this building in Phoenix, Arizona reveals only the reflections of the structures that surround it: light playing tricks with our eyes. A window holds so much temptation – the promise of a glimpse inward, but not by day.  The passerby, tempted by the sign and seating, might want to see the […]

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CFFC: Columns and Vertical Lines

Arizona State University aiming skyward: Totem pole in Sydney, BC: San Antonio  – look out below! (Photos in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:  Columns and Vertical Lines.)

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RV-Able: Phoenix and Area

Not since Seattle have I been so impressed with the esthetics of a city.  Architecture, the upkeep of public spaces, and an injection of artistic touches creates a welcoming ambiance. My guess is that bylaws regulate the appearance of malls, and other commercial properties, with an emphasis on adhering to the local flair. As we […]

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