Friday, October 31, 2014

Sharon Temple

Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum

November 1st is City Daily Photo Theme Day and the theme this month is Landmark

Sharon Temple has been called "the birthplace of democracy in Canada" and I'm proud to say this site is right here in East Gwillimbury. The temple was built in the late 1820s by the Children of Peace (a Quaker sect), a group that believed in democratic principles based on faith, hope, charity and love.

The building is a unique structure with doors on all four sides, significant because they open to people from all four directions. This site, which also includes eight historic buildings, regularly hosts concerts and other special events. The Children of Peace loved music and the acoustics inside the temple are amazing!

I am linking to City Daily Photo Theme Days  HERE

32 comments:

William Kendall said...

It is such a beautiful building. I would love to pay it a visit.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, beautiful it is indeed!! And I, too, would love to visit there! Marvelous capture as always, EG!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

Felicia said...

beautiful building and leaf color.

Cloudia said...

I was born in the Quaker City [Philadelphia] and have long loved the principles so beautifully shown in this building so different from the Meetinghouses of Pennsylvania. Thanks for showing me a new treasure!



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rainfield61 said...

Love and peace from all four directions.

Jack said...

You nailed this one, both with the selection of a local/national landmark and with a fine photo. Eg, it is what I expect from you!

DeniseinVA said...

It is an impressive and very beautiful building EG. Your photo is gorgeous, beautifully composed and I love the tree with the golden-reddish leaves, still turning looks like.

TexWisGirl said...

really an awesome looking structure!

Margaret Adamson said...

Am lovely building with great fall coloured trees around it.

Stephanie said...

It is a beautiful building.

Lorna said...

How lovely and how inclusive.

Randy said...

Nice structure.

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

interesting building and love the Autumn tress too :)

Chandra said...

Lovely building, Tina.
Quite unique also.
I like the sound of 'Children of Peace'.
It resonates very well with me.

Thanks for sharing the beauty of your city.

Peace :)

Barbara Wójcik said...

I would like to visit there!

Marie said...

I just love this wonderfully unique church! Great photo of it. You ought to connect this post to InSPIREd Sunday also!

orchid Miyako said...

Beautiful historic Sharon Temple with great trees with autumn color♡♡♡
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*
 

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A very individual building, rather grand for the Quakers. The Children of Peace sound like they should have been around in 1967 rather than the 1820s.

Jim said...

Great theme day post.

Halcyon said...

How exciting that you have this important place right there in EG! I wish I had been able to visit when I was there. I love places of history. :)

Mersad said...

That's quite the landmark. Lovely architecture and I also like the nature surrounding it.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Kate said...

I am drawn to the simple lines of the building. Of course, that's what I would expect from the Quakers!

Indrani said...

Nice glimpse from your city. Great shot!

Sandra said...

it is a beautiful building, a wonderful piece of architecture from the past. I did not know they liked music.

Judy said...

what a great building and interesting history. It reminds me of a wedding cake!

Karen S. said...

A grand looking place, I'd love to visit it too!

Shammickite said...

Lovely place to visit. I've been to some quilt shows there.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I will have to visit this!

Jenny said...

Let's hope we can remember to embrace those Quaker principles. Nice to see the building in good shape and now being used as a museum.

RedPat said...

A wonderful post, EG! I have never been there but I must one day take a journey out of the city! ;-)

Pat Tillett said...

Interesting history and a unique looking building. Great photo of it also!

Car2 Heaven said...

You could show your fellow bloggers the inside of this magnificent temple. I once pointed my lens inside a keyhole(minus brass hardware) to shoot the altar & choirloft which was reached via a spiral staircase. Perhaps time to start my own blog. This building is on beautiful grounds with houses, outbuildings & herb garden. Acoustics in the building are amazing & spiritually uplifting. A fave spot to rest & reflect on a sunny day.

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