Monday, September 30, 2013

Details/CDP Theme Day

 A corner decoration, Victoria Hall, Cobourg

October 1st is a City Daily Photo Theme Day  and this month we are  featuring DETAILS.

Classical in form, Victoria Hall's construction was begun in 1856, said to be "an expression of civic pride and confidence in the future." 

Elaborate carvings

The building was Cobourg's courthouse and town hall for nearly a century. It was closed briefly for restoration and reopened in 1983 as a concert hall and theatre.

More elaborate carvings

I've taken photos of this building many times and every time I notice different elements. On one occasion, a worker cleaning the limestone wanted to know what I was taking photos of.  Hmmm. I can't be the only one taking photos of this building!

I am linking to City Daily Photo Theme Days  HERE

32 comments:

Genie Robinson said...

Beautiful ornate carvings. How did they do it. And to think just long they have lasted. Amazing. Your pictures definitely do them justice. genie

Stephanie said...

Love the details in your images.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the details in the old buildings. Beautiful work.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice details. On many of the older buildings the details are very nice.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love seeing the detail in the older buildings. One just doesn't see that in modern construction.

Splendid Little Stars said...

so elaborate--what effort was put into buildings in the past.
As you said, "an expression of civic pride and confidence in the future."
impressive on many levels.

Kate said...

Very intricate as well as detailed!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You might be the only person...too many people take beauty for granted just because it's always been there. Lovely pix of the intricate work..I really liked this post.

Our photos said...

Beautiful are the photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Swati Singh said...

Nice photos

Margaret Adamson said...

HI I love all the close up details.

llandudnopictures said...

Perhaps the worker fancied his chances as a model?!

Hilda said...

These details are all so beautiful!

Cezar and Léia said...

They are all treasures!Wonderful architectural detail images!
Leia

Tanya Breese said...

lol at the guy thinking you were taking HIS picture...dummy!! beautiful detail!

see you there! said...

Beautiful details. Can you imagine the cost today of building something with carvings like that?

Darla

Sandra said...

I am thinking that worker never even noticed all the lovely details you were seeing. I posted a photo of a steam engine and a friedn that lives 20 blocks from it and passes it every day said where did you find that engine. she drives by it a dozen times a month and never saw it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think the drama of this building is much better suited to a theatre than a courtroom. Beautifully shown details EG.

Lowell said...

You Canadians excel at detail! Nice finds!

Small City Scenes said...

Those are very fine details. Don't see much like that in new buildings. MB

Daryl said...

good choice

Judy said...

You don't see details like that in new construction. Perfect for the theme.

RedPat said...

Beautiful, EG! Worth a trip to Cobourg.

Rose said...

These are just wonderful! They are so elaborate!

Lisa Gordon said...

The details in these are wonderful!

edenhills said...

Beautiful details. I would hope lots of people stop to take photos of it.

Jack said...

Wonderful details, EG. These are the kind of details I was going to use today, but I decided to go in a different direction.

Laura said...

Exquisite architectural details!

Randy said...

Excellent choice for theme day.

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

beautiful photos...

thanks

Sue said...

Those are so dramatic!

=)

Leovi said...

Very cute details, nice photos!

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