Wednesday, August 29, 2012

O/Alphabe-Thursday

 Old building on the south side of the Grand River

O is for OLD

Elora is an old town on the Grand River, rich in history, abandoned buildings and photo ops.  Click HERE to check out an earlier post on the Elora Mill.

This is one of the abandoned buildings on the southerly side of the river.

Grande River, Elora

As you can see in the above photo, the old buildings on the other side of the river are in considerably better shape.

Old buildings, young shoppers

In fact many are tourist attractions.

Remains of a furniture factory on the opposite side of the street

Even the buildings that are only partially there have been dressed up with flowers.

Closer look at  one window box

And beyond the building walls and flower-boxed windows

New shops, older shoppers

...is a courtyard surrounded by shops selling touristy items.

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

38 comments:

Lowell said...

Well, that's a fascinating place. I like the sky coming in through those windows. It seems to always matter from which side of the tracks (river) from which you come. Or something like that.

Buttons said...

Oh I love these shots and I must say I love Elora I have only been once but look forward to getting back now that my daughter lives close.
The old stone on the buildings is fantastic. The older couple make me smile. B

Halcyon said...

I love the old stone! Glad they are taking care of this old place. Love all the flower boxes too!

Sandra said...

my favorites today are the first one and the furniture factory. both are just beautiful and old. so if O is for OLD where is my pic?

see you there! said...

Looks like an interesting place. Great detail in that first photo, I think I can count every brick and each leaf.

Darla

Rose said...

I would love visiting this place...and love that close up of the window box.

Judy said...

Kind of looks like our Jerome! A fun place to visit.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful stone walls!

LONDONLULU said...

It's amazing that something old can still remain beautiful, despite being abandoned (can't really say the same for those post-WWII, brutalist concrete structures!)...I'm sure they will remain so for a long time...

RedPat said...

it is a lovely place. I know a few people who have owned some of these shops and it certainly is a popular place.

cieldequimper said...

Looks like a lovely place for a walk!

As for Pariscope, it's the "what's on in Paris" magazine!

Michelle said...

I love those old stone buildings.

Jenn Jilks said...

I've been to Elora. Can't remember when. My daughter went to Waterloo and I'm sure we trooped around!
Those shoppers are in great shape. I never have been! :-)

Zosia said...

Elora got even prettier than I remember.

Paul in Powell River said...

Your 2 posts make it a certainty that if I ever get back to Ontario to visit my brother in Kitchener, there will be a side trip to Elora!

Viola said...

Wow how fascinated I am by the first photo here! Exciting and lovely photos that I have enjoyed here!

The photo of *remains of a furniture factory* I also like a lot! :)

Gillian Olson said...

I love that old decorated wall, beautiful.

Randy said...

Looks like a great place to explore.

Jamie said...

Very nice photos of this town. I would visit just to shop in Pariscope!

Stephanie said...

Looks like an interesting place to visit, nice shots!

Kathy said...

I love all the ruins!

When will big-assed girls learn not to wear short shorts? (Maybe I'm just jealous ????)

Rohrerbot said...

I love when the walls remain and then nature fills in between. Beautiful shots!

anitamombanita said...

I love old buildings. Fun post!

Andy said...

Elora is one of the better Ontario towns to explore. Your photos prove that Camera Girl.

Amy Harrison said...

This places looks awesome :D And I really like the photographs :) Thanks for sharing :)
Amy x
http://dontfeedthebirdsplease.blogspot.co.uk/

edenhills said...

How beautiful those old buildings are. I love that even though not in usable condition, they are still dressed up with flowers.

Sue said...

What atmosphere! I felt like crawling into these photos!

=)

Riet said...

Those old buildings are beautiful.I love old cities, they give memories.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

looks like a great place for a long stroll with a camera...

Mumsy said...

Beautiful photos of such a nice place too!

George said...

You did a great job of capturing these old buildings and walls.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Thanks for walking me through new territory♫

kaye said...

I love that first photo--what a great old relic

Karen S. said...

OH! What a lovely and amazing place! I completely love to see old buildings like that, with their remains shining on!

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

Elora looks beautiful--thank you for sharing. The photo of the young shoppers made me smile--long sleeved hoodies with short-shorts and flipflops. If it's cool enough to wear a hoodie, I'd think it would be too cold for bare legs too--but that's just me!

Judie said...

Of course, all your photos are excellent, but I love the one with the window box best of all.

Zia Blue said...

how gorgeous! i love old buildings :3

zia
singing-blue.blogspot.ca

Jenny said...

Oh wow!

I love this!

These are my favorite kind of places!

History, texture...

Amazing, just amazing!

Thanks for an outstanding link for the letter 'O'.

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