Another stop during Doors Open was City Hall. The Heritage Building is one component of the complex. This was a school erected in 1875. Offices for the mayor, councilors, and committee rooms can be found inside. More offices and the council chambers can be found in the modern wing.
These carvings are alongside the entrance.
Inside, I stopped in the mayor's office, which I had previously photographed. Nearby is a conference room for small meetings. This fireplace was on one wall, while paintings were on the other wall.
Thanks for the peek inside!ReplyDelete
A classic and pretty city hall! Though ours is shiny and new, this sort of building has always been my vision of a "proper" town hall.ReplyDelete
The historic building is wonderful.ReplyDelete
I like those carvings.ReplyDelete
That carved rose is awesome.ReplyDelete
The carvings are fantastic and the fireplace is quite unusual and elegant!ReplyDelete
You are like a mini ethnographer when you go to these places. Love it!ReplyDelete
If you get a chance, visit the Yum Yum post from yesterday. Is a trip to the old fashioned ice cream parlor popular in Ottawa?ReplyDelete
Wow, I love the carvings. Especially the flower carving is so beautiful!ReplyDelete
The carvings would be what caught my eye, if I was strolling nearby.ReplyDelete
Love the details, William !ReplyDelete
those roses are awesome. trying to think if i have seen anything similar? way cool. hope you had a great Canada day. sorry to miss saying that yesterday. take care. ( :ReplyDelete
They built fancy schools in 1875. They also built them to last. You have taken good advantage of the open doors program.ReplyDelete
This building has a very nice façade, and I specially like those carvings.ReplyDelete
I love all those wonderful details!ReplyDelete
funky building accents!ReplyDelete
@Cloudia: you're welcome!ReplyDelete
@Kay: it's quite a contrast from the modern wing.
@Tomas: I've always thought so.
@Marianne: so did I.
@Revrunner: that's what I thought.
@VP: I imagine they've been there a long while.
@Janis: thanks! I'll check it out as I go along. There are quite a few ice cream parlours here, including one in the Byward Market.
@Tamago: I quite agree.
@Birdman: I knew I'd want to photograph them.
@Karl: thank you!
@Beth: I've seen them in churches from time to time.
@Red: they certainly did build this one to last.
@Jan: it's a very distinctive building.
@Judy: so did I.
I love those carvings!ReplyDelete
The carvings are lovely!ReplyDelete
Love the carvings - and the Group Of Seven paintings of course!ReplyDelete
Beautiful details in those carvings.ReplyDelete
Buildings don't often have this kind of detail anymore.ReplyDelete
We have some old courthouses and city halls, but, in Florida at least, it is highly unlikely you'll find anything close to this beauty! I love stone and carvings and fireplaces and paintings.ReplyDelete
@Sharon: we never had carvings like that at the schools where I attended!ReplyDelete
@Linda: they certainly are.
@RedPat: prints, obviously, though there are some Group of Seven works willed to the city on display at Arts Court.
@Marleen: whoever did it did wonderful work.
@Norma: and it's a pity- it's beautiful craftsmanship.
@Lowell: I do too.
A building that may still be standing long after the decline of so many modern ones. Real craftsmanship within those carvings. Such detail. Happy Canada Day to you too,ReplyDelete
Beautiful building! Americans would have just torn it down and made all new modern offices that they could then redo in another fifty years because it would be out-of-date and need all new wiring.ReplyDelete
I like the carvings.ReplyDelete
The carvings have lovely details.ReplyDelete
The details are absolutely wonderful!ReplyDelete
My gosh, you get to see a lot of neat places. I'm here playing catch-up.ReplyDelete
Mari: that tends to happen here too.
@Randy: so do I.
@EG: they do.