Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Art And Architecture


This community centre is one of the landmarks in the Glebe neighbourhood. It was a Methodist church once, before the Methodists, Congregationalists, and part of the Presbyterian church joined together and became the United Church of Canada, back in the twenties and thirties. That left a surplus of buildings periodically. This one ended up being put to good use, and there is a tremendous amount of activity through the week inside. I've always liked the architectural design and the open space of the interior. Several weekends ago, the building was hosting several local artists with their works for sale.





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  1. I love the dome. It always makes me happy when wonderful buildings are reused.
    The tall windows inside are fabulous the light coming through then is wonderful.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. It's a building with so many uses. They even have a cafe where the church main entrance used to be...

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  2. It makes me happy too, especially when it's art!

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    1. I passed by this weekend, and they have a weaver's show on.

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  3. I thought it interesting that there's a Glebe Road not that far from me so googled the word. Hadn't a clue 'glebe' had Medieval origins and meant, basically, a piece of land, including buildings, assigned to an Anglican or Catholic priest. Thanks for opening my eyes to this -- love info like this.

    And thanks for your encouragement. A-Z is at #1 for regional books and at #22 for memoirs. What an exciting day yesterday was!

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    1. It's a sizeable neighbourhood, and I'd heard the religious origins of the word before. There are several churches there, including a Catholic and an Anglican church. I ought to photograph them...

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  4. it is a striking building...i am happy they are putting it to use!

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    1. Better than to see it torn down or turned into condos....

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  5. Great space inside and building outside!

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  6. I like the front with the columns. A lot of that around here.

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    1. It's not as common here, I've noticed...

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  7. So nice when old buildings can be preserved and used!

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  8. Lovely old building. I'm so glad they didn't tear it down. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It's a bit different from churches (or former churches) I'm more accustomed to...

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  9. Church people get people to open their pockets so they can build wonderful looking buildings. So glad it is still being used. MB

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    1. And open to the public too. There's a similar kind of old church building that got renovated into condos...

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  10. I've been there (for a vegetarian festival of some sort). I didn't realize it was once a church - very different!

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    1. I didn't know either, til one day I saw the cornerstone marking the old church name.

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  11. Reminds me of the University of Virginia's rotunda building.

    I like those local art shows.

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    1. So do I. This place hosts several in a given year like that.

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  12. It's elegant, and nice to see a beautiful historic building so well used.

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  13. Beautiful old building!

    I'm waiting for your Rob Ford photoblog. Yes, I know he's in Toronto, but....

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    1. That is a long way off. If he happens to come up here, and I see him, I'll yell and ask if he knows a good crack dealer.

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