Friday, November 6, 2015

Orangeville Opera House

 Reflected in window across the main street in Orangeville. Ontario

Built in 1876, this building was once the Orangeville Town Hall but since 1994 - after extensive restoration and renovation - is now a theatre.

More reflections in windows across the main street

It's great way to repurpose a building protected under the Ontario Heritage Act for historical and architectural reasons.

Photo of the actual building taken across the very busy street

To enjoy reflections from around the world, visit James at Weekend Reflections HERE

37 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

Great looking building, and a good way to keep it in use

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Bem aproveitado o reflexo.
Excelentes fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

Mersad said...

It works perfectly as a theater!

Mersad
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Indrani said...

The reflection so clear, almost mistook it to be the original.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Beautiful building! It's great to have a building protected for historical and architectural reasons!

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful and clear reflection! Have a fabulous day!

VP said...

An excellent idea for a beautiful and historical building!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I couldn't agree more EG, perfect use for this lovely old building.. Super reflective capture.

Kate said...

Old Opera Houses usually are wonderful buildings and this one certainly is no exception. Wonderful reflections. so clear.

Lowell said...

Beautiful building and beautiful reflections of it! Re your comment: I never whine and dine or dine and tell! :) Actually, we didn't try any. It was about $4 a "taste."

José Mendonça said...

Super reflections of a beautiful building.

Debbie said...

awesome reflections!! i would not have known on the first image!!!!

genie said...

This is just too pretty. Oh, how i love opera ad visiting open houses. They are always so beautiful. Sorry about your ankle. What a shame. I am FINALLY up after all week in bed. Went to PT yesterday, and it helped a lot. I am just too busy not looking where I am walking. Hope you heal VERY soon. g

Mary Hone said...

What a great looking old building. I like the bell tower.

William Kendall said...

It's been some years since I was last in Orangeville, but I remember that building. It is a beauty... so photogenic.

Sylvia K said...

I agree with all of you -- it is a beautiful building and I'm so glad it was renovated and is being used as a theater!! Perfect! And perfect reflections for the day as well!! A wonderful post for the day as always!! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

RedPat said...

It's a real beauty, EG!

Margaret Adamson said...

wOw! A beautiful building and perfect relfections of it. Have a lovely weekend.

Halcyon said...

Funny, I just met a lady from Orangeville this week! Canadians are all over the place. ;-)

Taken For Granted said...

That old town hall provides a great subject for your reflections photo. Good to know the building found a new life as a theater.

orvokki said...

Very beautiful building and it's reflections in the window are super.
Have a happy weekend.

llandudnopictures said...

A grand looking building, great that it's still being used too!

Ileana said...

It is a beautiful building!

Barbara Wójcik said...

Beautiful building!

Norma Ruttan said...

I'm always happy when stunning buildings such as this one are reborn to a new purpose.

cieldequimper said...

The reflections are terrific!

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos of the opera house EG, beautiful reflections also.

Revrunner said...

Seems like a most appropriate use of the old building.

william braquemard said...

Nice looking building and such clear reflections

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Great reflection, a great looking building..

Tomoko said...

Beautiful and perfect reflection!

Kay said...

Beautiful old building! And how nice that the windows are clean enough to give such a great reflection!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful reflections!

marshaleith said...

Beautiful building and great reflections of it!

Jim said...

Great reflection shots
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Ruth Hiebert said...

It's always good to see when these beautiful old buildings are put to good use.

Rose said...

It is just so pretty! I totally love it.

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