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."
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
Beautiful ornate carvings. How did they do it. And to think just long they have lasted. Amazing. Your pictures definitely do them justice. genie
Love the details in your images.
I love the details in the old buildings. Beautiful work.
Nice details. On many of the older buildings the details are very nice.
I love seeing the detail in the older buildings. One just doesn't see that in modern construction.
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.
Very intricate as well as detailed!
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.
Beautiful are the photos!
Greetings, RW & SK
HI I love all the close up details.
Perhaps the worker fancied his chances as a model?!
These details are all so beautiful!
They are all treasures!Wonderful architectural detail images!
lol at the guy thinking you were taking HIS picture...dummy!! beautiful detail!
Beautiful details. Can you imagine the cost today of building something with carvings like that?
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.
I think the drama of this building is much better suited to a theatre than a courtroom. Beautifully shown details EG.
You Canadians excel at detail! Nice finds!
Those are very fine details. Don't see much like that in new buildings. MB
You don't see details like that in new construction. Perfect for the theme.
Beautiful, EG! Worth a trip to Cobourg.
These are just wonderful! They are so elaborate!
The details in these are wonderful!
Beautiful details. I would hope lots of people stop to take photos of it.
Wonderful details, EG. These are the kind of details I was going to use today, but I decided to go in a different direction.
Exquisite architectural details!
Excellent choice for theme day.
Those are so dramatic!
Very cute details, nice photos!
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