Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Academy And Its Reflection

These first two shots are a holdover from summer, something that I put in a folder and forgot about. I was passing by the National Gallery one day and glanced in the glass at the reflection of the building across the street.


This is La Salle Academy. It dates back to the mid-19th century as a bilingual Catholic school. Today it still sees educational use as a training centre for federal public servants. More modern additions have been added on behind the older portions of the Academy.


A different angle on the building; I took this shot in mid-December.

32 comments:

  1. A perfect description TexWisGirl :)

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  2. A stately building in a wonderful soft gray.

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  3. It is seen to be a serious and interesting building.

    Tomás.

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  4. That's a grand building William, great reflection shot...

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  5. Very clear refection and you captured it beautifully!

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  6. La Salle has a very French look to it William, the roof design particularly!

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  7. Love seeing those Maple Leaves flying in the wind! And love your new header shot too.

    Hope you had a great holiday season and my best to you in the new year.

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  8. The reflection is amazingly accurate!

    Janis
    GDP

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  9. The Canadian flags are a colorful touch!

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  10. It is very attractive, and looks to be very sturdy. A perfect building for Canadian federal servant training!

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  11. That is a very stately looking building.

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  12. @Tex: they built this one to last.

    @Debs: quite appropriate!

    @ODP: I imagine the materials are local- a lot of buildings here have that gray.

    @Tomas: very serious.

    @Geoff: I've passed by it many times- just never photographed it before the summer.

    @Nancy: and if I hadn't looked at the glass, I'd have passed by without noticing the reflection.

    @Grace: given its roots, that's not surprising. A Catholic order founded the place.

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  13. @Stuart: definitely!

    @Halcyon: good to see you back!

    @Janis: yes, they keep those windows nice and clean!

    @Norma: I notice they're not in the ones from the summer... I wonder if that's because the place doesn't get used as much in the summer.

    @Lowell: it was built to last!

    @Sharon: it certainly is.

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  14. Very stately structure, and I love all the Canadian flags, too! :)

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  15. That was a very stylish building at the time and with a little upkeep it has survived.

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  16. A very interesting building and history. Love the photos, especially the reflective shot.

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  17. the reflection shot! very cool shot. ( ;

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  18. Quite an impressive large square building. great reflection shot.
    MB

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  19. The first shot is great with the glass and the reflections.

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  20. @Linda: so did I.

    @Red: it's been well looked after. When I took the last shot they had some scaffolding up on the north portion for some work.

    @VP: it fits in rather well in this area.

    @Denise: thank you!

    @Beth: thanks!

    @MB: I'm surprised it took me this long to photograph it.

    @Ciel: I quite agree.

    @Jan: thank you!

    @Marleen: that appears to be the consensus.

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  21. Would make for an awesome school!

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  22. It's a wonderful building, William!

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  23. The flags add a welcome bit of color. This is quite a solid looking building but it has so little color. Those arched windows on the top floor are a welcome touch.

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  24. It's a beautiful old buildning and lovely reflection.

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  25. Neat older building. Great that it's still being used/

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  26. Kind of an austere old building, isn't it?

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