Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Port Perry Streetscape/Sepia Scenes

Half-sepia shot of Port Perry, Ontario on Lake Scugog

I love how the people of this tourist town take pride in their old buildings. This street is alive with people in summer because it leads straight to the lake. And the shops offer many items not found in malls. My favourite is the used book store!

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30 comments:

Ackworth born said...

what a lovely old shop frontage

Jarart said...

I love seeing beautiful old buildings. The brickwork is always so interesting.

susieofarabia said...

I really reminds me of the small town I grew up in. Great brick building!

Tricia said...

I don't know how you get that look, but it's very cool however you do it! I really like how you do your sepia photos!

cieldequimper said...

What a surprise! A town view! ;-) I'm with you on used books and smaller shops, I'm thankful we still have some. Oh and yes, the photo is great (as usual! ;-))

Jenn Jilks said...

Are you getting this blizzard? What a mess up here!

Mojo said...

I've often said the same thing about Beaufort here on the coast of NC. This looks like a nice place to visit, and I love the "muted" look the half-sepia gives this shot.

I can give you a rough idea of when the bridge was built from my shot. The manor house was completed in 1901, so one would assume the trails and other infrastructure date to the same period. It's possible however that the bridge came later since vehicular traffic would have been a non-issue at that time. I didn't realize the place was quite that old -- I would have put it in the mid 1920's as a guess, perhaps even later. But that date's according to the Blue Ridge Historical ... something or other.

ilanadavita said...

Lovely shop frontage. Nice mixture of red and sepia.

Carletta said...

I love the architecture - all the curves and the way the building is finished off at the top.
Looks like the shoe store has accompanied that spot for a long time.
The half sepia works very nicely.

sunnymama said...

Beautiful shapes and patterns!

Terri said...

Love the half sepia here. Very effective. Cool old building.

marLou said...

I like the look and feel to this one too. Nice colors with the sepia!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great shot! I love shopping in old buildings. They have so much more character the the new buildings! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great evening!

Sherrie

kden said...

That is a great looking building. Love the coloring and lack of it. Beautiful.

Shinade said...

This is just so lovely. I love the old towns that keep their history as well.

We have a town square that has so many original buildings and it's also the county seat...so the old huge granite court house is there as well.

I keep wishing they would realize what a gem they have and refurbish it.

Great entry this week EG. It is a wonderful reminder to all to respect our heritage and keep it!!

And you awesome shot too!!:-)

Jacob said...

I like the photo. I like the shops. I like bookstores!

I think we get along pretty well.

Very nicely done!

Annie said...

Wonderful. Old buildings lend themselves so well to sepia. One short step and we are in the past. Love this.

PJ said...

A used bookstore in a resort town would be a goldmine. I love this view of small town living.

Ralph said...

What a charming town and street. The sepia adds the right amount of age to these older buildings. The brich arches - nobody designs buildings this nice any more. Nice! And I would patronize a used book store, too...

2sweetnsaxy said...

I love old buildings and old shopping areas like this. There's just so much history in them.

at the cottage said...

What a wonderful shot EG. I know the town and love Port Perry. That is the nice thing aabout small town Ontario, many have interesting shops and still have the buildings from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Becky and Gary said...

I'm very fond of old buildings, and always take notice when they are preserved.
B.

Ann said...

I love old buildings and these brickworks. People should preserve old buildings.

napaboaniya said...

Looking real good in sepia :)
Brick buildings always seem to tell a story behind it..

Robin said...

That looks like a delightful town to wander around, with the used book store as a bonus.

Dirk said...

Nice convertion, like this old building

see you there! said...

The clarity of this shot is amazing. You can count every brick. Good work!

Darla

Judy said...

I know Port Perry, and love to stop there when I am driving through! And I love the way the half sepia softens all the colours! I did not even know there was such a setting!

Small City Scenes said...

I love the old buildings. It is nice to see them well-kept.
Today I am going to a used bookstore. MB

ROSIDAH said...

Old buildings are great matches with sepia. So lovely! Best wishes :)

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