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We live in a Global Village

The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village. Marshall McLuhan, "Gutenberg Galaxy", 1962 Canadian author (1911 - 1980)
  • Train Tressel
  • Zion United Church
  • Waterloo County Gaol and Governor's House
  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - Stratford
  • Schnurr General Store
  • Wellington County Museum
  • Flower Art
  • The O'Brien Theater - Arnprior
  • 5 Arch Stone Bridge Pakenham

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Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2014

Train Tressel

Train Tressel

This past Saturday I hosted a Worldwide Photo Walk event in St. Jacobs Ontario.

Check out the link to my flickr page for more photo’s   https://www.flickr.com/photos/villagephotography/sets/72157648741703662/

Doors Open Waterloo Region 2014 – Zion United Church

Zion United Church is located at 32 Weber St. W. in Kitchener. It is a beautiful church it contains beautiful stained-glass windows and has retained much of its original interior, including rich woodwork, a large gallery and heavy ceiling beams and brackets.

Zion United Church

Zion United Church

Zion United Church

Zion United Church

Zion United Church

Zion United Church

Zion United Church

Zion United Church

Zion United Church

Zion United Church

Zion United Church

Zion United Church

Open Doors Waterloo Region – Waterloo County Gaol and Governor’s House

The Waterloo County Gaol (jail) and Governor’s House are a real treasure for Waterloo County. Beautiful architecture preserved for everyone to enjoy!

Both of these buildings – the oldest Waterloo County structures in existence – were saved from an uncertain fate by community action. The exteriors are designated and the interiors are excellent examples of adaptive reuse. The stone gaol houses provincial courtrooms. The brick Victorian Governor’s House is used for court offices and public meetings. (from the Doors Open Ontario Waterloo Region Website.)

Waterloo County Governor's House

Waterloo County Governor’s House

Waterloo County Governor's House Spiral Staircase

Waterloo County Governor’s House Spiral Staircase

Waterloo County Gaol and Governor's House Courtyard

Waterloo County Gaol and Governor’s House Courtyard

Waterloo County Gaol and Governor's House Sun Dial

Waterloo County Gaol and Governor’s House Sun Dial

Waterloo County Gaol

Waterloo County Gaol

Waterloo County Gaol and Governor's House

Waterloo County Gaol and Governor’s House

Doors Open Stratford – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - Stratford

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church – Stratford

I know I am jumping around a little with posting Doors Open pictures from different cities but I processed this one a while ago and thought I would post it tonight since I didn’t have anything else ready.

This is St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Stratford and I love this curved balcony. It was just beautiful inside.

The congregation acquired this site in 1838. In 1868, a white-brick church was built, and it continues to be part of the church structure. A larger structure, today’s sanctuary, was built in 1911. The unique stained-glass windows lined with bronze castings are not to be missed. (from the Doors Open Stratford website.)

Doors Open Waterloo Region 2014 – Schnurr’s Hall & Groceries

Schnurr General Store

Schnurr General Store

Schnurr General Store in Linwood was the first site we visited on the Doors Open Waterloo Region event last weekend. I has a fascinating collection of memorabilia.

Schnurr’s Hall hosted community events, meetings, musical shows and a circuit court from 1910 to the 1950s. Remarkably, it has been preserved intact as it was over 75 years ago, with original stage, theatrical sets, walls, floor, ceiling and more – a rare heritage interior. Downstairs, Schnurr’s Grocery is Canada’s oldest independent, family-owned and -operated grocery store.

Click on the pictures below to see larger. Note: four of these pictures were taken by my wife Elizabeth.

Wellington County Museum

Wellington County Museum

Wellington County Museum

I took this shot last June during the Doors Open Fergus – Elora. This building has a fascinating history and is well worth visiting.

“The Wellington County Museum and Archives is a National Historic Site. It is located in a building that stands as the oldest remaining House of Industry in Canada. It was built in 1877 as a “Poor House” or place of refuge for the poor, homeless, and destitute people in Wellington County. It operated as a Poor House and Industrial Farm until 1947 when it became a County Home for the Aged. In it was transformed into the Wellington County Museum and Archives. A new Archives wing opened in 2010.” Quoted from http://www.wellington.ca/en/discover/aboutus_museum.asp

This Saturday Sept. 20th is Doors Open Waterloo Region with a total of 41 different locations to explore. You won’t make it to all but there is plenty of variety to choose from. You can check out this web site to plan your day. http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Waterloo-Region.aspx

Flower Art

Flower Art

Flower Art

A little artistic experimentation for todays post. This was created in Photoshop using a texture blend.

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