Thursday, July 2, 2015

Visiting City Hall And The Heritage Building

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.

30 comments:

  1. Thanks for the peek inside!


    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  2. 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.

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  3. The historic building is wonderful.

    Tomás.

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  4. That carved rose is awesome.

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  5. The carvings are fantastic and the fireplace is quite unusual and elegant!

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  6. You are like a mini ethnographer when you go to these places. Love it!

    Janis
    GDP

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  7. 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?

    Janis
    GDP

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  8. Wow, I love the carvings. Especially the flower carving is so beautiful!

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  9. The carvings would be what caught my eye, if I was strolling nearby.

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  10. 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. ( :

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  11. They built fancy schools in 1875. They also built them to last. You have taken good advantage of the open doors program.

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  12. This building has a very nice façade, and I specially like those carvings.

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  13. I love all those wonderful details!

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  14. @Cloudia: you're welcome!

    @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.

    @Tex: definitely!

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  15. Love the carvings - and the Group Of Seven paintings of course!

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  16. Beautiful details in those carvings.

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  17. Buildings don't often have this kind of detail anymore.

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  18. 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.

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  19. @Sharon: we never had carvings like that at the schools where I attended!

    @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.

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  20. 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,

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  21. 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.

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  22. The carvings have lovely details.

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  23. The details are absolutely wonderful!

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  24. My gosh, you get to see a lot of neat places. I'm here playing catch-up.

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