Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Garden View

Today I have more from the Algerian embassy. The carriage house on the property suits the place well; J.R. Booth obviously went all out on building this place for his daughter back in the day. Timber on the inside would have come from his timber stands in Algonquin Park. You can view images from Booth's home here.

Inside the Carriage House were displays of art, table settings, and books and information about Algeria, along with one of the embassy staff, who I chatted with while slides of the country were being projected onto a nearby screen.

This is the view of the back of the main house.

On my way out, this window set in that wood frame really caught my eye.


  1. Beautiful, William! I feel as though I am right there!

  2. stylishly decorated William ..... and what a long dining table ... perfect for Christmas Dinner

  3. My favorite room would be the large bow window...

  4. I can't get that pesky soviet embassy out of my mind!

  5. It certainly has character. Deb

  6. Linda construção. Uma exposição belíssima!
    Um local lindo para uma visita. Adoraria conhecer, admirar
    Uma bela contemplação através de suas exuberantes fotografias Willian
    Um abraço e um bom dia

  7. Some elegant woodwork around that glass.

  8. really nice. i like that rounded room.

  9. I still think it's a beautiful building.

  10. Love the view of the back of the embassy William, there's something special about bay window rooms, must be the wider view.. The stained glass window is a treat too

  11. @Linda: seeing this place was quite a treat.

    @Dianne: it was quite a table!

    @Tomas: I certainly think so.

    @VP: it does stand out.

    @Janis: yes, it just looms there in the background!

    @Deb: it definitely does.

    @Revrunner: I'm glad the shot of it turned out so well.

    @Gracita: thank you!

    @Birdman: nothing but the best. Mr. Booth was like that.

    @Tex: so did I.

    @Jan: I agree.

    @Grace: and looking out on the garden from that window must be enjoyable.

  12. Not only do you get to see inside the house but, you get some history about Algeria too! Wonderful.

  13. An interesting looking building from the outside - and with lots of interesting things on the inside too by the looks of it

  14. Beautiful pictures. I like the round terrace on the back of the main house!

  15. I also like the stained glass. They must have nice events here.

  16. Oh look at that window. I don't know what you'd call it, an oversize bow window? Just imagine sitting there in the winter with a cuppa piping hot tea and a good book, looking at snowflakes falling!!!

  17. that stained glass window is gorgeous. I would love one like that.

  18. That rounded room is unique... beautiful !

  19. The carriage house makes a fine art gallery. a dining able for 14? these guys knew how to have fun.

  20. Makes me want to go to Algeria! After I've come to Canada to view their embassy, of course!

  21. I really think it is wonderful that you can go inside the Carriage House. Nice idea.

  22. I'd like to sit out in that round room!

  23. Such elegance. Being somewhat of a bull in a china shop, I would be afraid to move around very much inside!

  24. How interesting to get a glimpse inside and embassy, that a very interesting window..

  25. @Sharon: it was a pleasure to visit.

    @Aimee: the house and grounds are well cared for.

    @Tamago: so did I.

    @Halcyon: I expect it sees other uses aside from its diplomatic status, so I'd say it's a busy spot.

    @Ciel: a bow window or a bay window, depending I suppose on where you're from.

    @Gill: I imagine it might well be original to the house.

    @Karl: I certainly think so!

    @Red: it's quite a big dining room!

    @Cheryl: the staff member I was speaking with mentioned that skiing is done in Algeria... on the sand dunes!

    @Lauren: the set up in there was quite interesting to me.

    @Kreig: I thought so!

    @Whisk: definitely!

    @RedPat: me too.

    @Lowell: I have the same feeling- taking great care not to stumble into anything!

    @Geoff: that's one of the great things about that weekend, getting access to buildings you otherwise won't see.

  26. What a magnificent house. Very glad they are paying for the upkeep and not me.

  27. I agree with Mari. And all of these photos are amazing!

  28. I like the window in the last shot.

  29. That is a great North American castle, William. Very cool to think of the Algonquin lumber.


  30. Looks like a great place to visit and admire.

  31. WOW! I bet I could get used to living in a place like that. ;)

  32. That is a lovely window. And a VERY long table.

  33. The window is really of the prettier ones I've seen.

  34. @Mari: it's nice of them to open up each year. I wasn't able to get out this year.

    @Norma: thank you.

    @Janey: that it is.

    @Randy: so do I.

    @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Linda: it is.

    @EG: I could!

    @Jack: very much so.

    @Kay: thanks!

    @Jennifer: it is.