Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sunderland Town Hall

Sunderland Town Hall
Afternoon sun through stained glass windows - seen from northeast side

I admit, that the town hall looked a bit interesting as I walked along the sidewalk on the the south side of this building (see the 3rd photo), but it wasn't until I saw the sun shine through the stained glass on the northeast side that I was enamoured with the building.

 Sun shining on south-facing wall

Looking at the south-facing side

FYI (added later): It DOES look like a church but, according to this Township of Brock website  (Sunderland is in Brock Township), the town hall here was built originally as a...town hall.  :)

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59 comments:

Barbara Wójcik said...

:-)

Revrunner said...

Yes, I like that golden glow.

eileeninmd said...

The lighting is pretty, I love the stained glass windows..They are beautiful. Happy Sunday!

Mersad said...

A very harmonious and lovely place to be in.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Sandra said...

this is a prime example of sun painting. the building is pretty but nothing special until the sun paints it. that first photo is amazing..

rainfield61 said...

The sun is always a good painter.

Bob Bushell said...

The first one is an excellent photo, well done.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

There's nothing like sun streaming through a stained glass window, especially when viewing from the inside.
Walked the dog this morning on a crust of ice covered snow, imagine your side of the lake is the same.

Lowell said...

I would have bet money that was a church! Such beautiful windows are not often seen in a town hall!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

those windows are too cool!! very cool. ( :

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Snap said...

Beautiful! Amazing how the golden glow just makes everything lovelier!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the golden glow through the windows.

John's Island said...

Hi, I am your newest follower. Your first photo in this post is just stunning! Thank you for sharing. John

Debbie said...

what a beautiful place!!!!

Karen S. said...

It does look like a charming place to see! Thank for sharing with us too.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh me too Tina, I thought it was a church at first glance! That first shot with the sun in the windows is gorgeous, almost as if a light was glowing inside.

RedPat said...

It really looks like it was built as a church!

Judy said...

The right light can work wonders. It does look like a church.

TexWisGirl said...

repurposed building? beautiful!

Michelle said...

lovely

VP said...

Fine buildings, amazing brickwork!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Amazing how just a little light an change the whole picture. Great photos.

Sylvia K said...

I thought it was a church, too!!! Beautiful brickwork!! Terrific captures as always! Hope you have a great new week!!

Nicki said...

I wonder if at one time it doubled as the town church - so unique for a town hall to display such glorious windows. Beautiful sun and windows.

Linda W. said...

I love how you've captured the light behind the church windows in your first shot.

Margaret Adamson said...

That first shot is brilliant.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful building. I would think a church too, but given that it's been there over a century, it's not terribly likely to have been a repurposed church.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

This church is one I would love to visit. Even beautiful glass needs a spark from the sun to bring out the glow.

José Mendonça said...

The light adds so much to the top shot!

Ginny said...

The windows are wonderful! Brilliant and sunny, I have never seen anything like them!

Kathy said...

Any idea why the former church has been repurposed as a municipal building? It's beautiful. Near me there is a former church that is now a city library. It too is a grand building but a different architectural design from this one.

Lorna Cunningham-Rushton said...

so enticing!

Judy said...

Oh, you are right!!! The sun in those windows makes the building so beautiful!!

cieldequimper said...

Absolutely gorgeous top shot EG!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

DOn't you love these buildings?
How is your snowfall?

Birdman said...

I agree. It gets my eye.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Yes, very much like a church.

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

a very nice building :)

Bethany Carson said...

It does look very much like a church! Love the stained glass!

My Little Home and Garden said...

You're right, it does look like a church (at least from the outside). The windows are just glowing from the sunshine. Your timing was just right to catch this beauty. Welcome back to ☀Sunlit Sunday!

Karen

Hilary said...

Brilliant colours in that first image, EG.

Taken For Granted said...

The builder must have had church plans. Interesting post and photo.

mumbaiiteanu said...

Beautiful golden glow at the windows.
Nice architecture too.

Ruth Hiebert said...

The sunlight through those windows reminds me of a Thomas Kinkade painting.Beautiful!

Christine said...

Great photos! I would have been fooled into believing it was a church if you hadn't said differently.

Pamela Gordon said...

It's a beautiful building and I like the sun shining through the coloured glass windows. Have a great week!

Stephanie said...

I love the first shot!

Randy said...

Beautiful windows.

The Furry Gnome said...

That really does look like a church!

bettyl-NZ said...

What a wonderful building to capture. I like the windows, too!

maryaustria said...

So beautiful! I love those shining windows!

Felicia said...

The windows are beautiful with the sun shining through them.

Jack said...

Your update addressed my question. It sure does look like a church to me.

Kay said...

Great shots and I'm glad I've visited after your update. I'd have bet this was a repurposed church building. It really is lovely, and seems more graceful than a typical civic structure.

Lorrie said...

How lovely natural materials like brick and stone are - they endure for a long time and the light on them is beautiful.

ladyfi said...

Wow - those windows are just glorious!

Irma said...

Beautiful building, I love the first shot.
Very well photographed.
Best regards, Irma

Rose said...

Wow, I would have thought church, too. It is a beauty, whether town hall or church.

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