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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)
  • Wellington County Museum
  • Flower Art
  • The O'Brien Theater - Arnprior
  • 5 Arch Stone Bridge Pakenham
  • Farris Wheel Colours
  • Violet Hill Gas Pumps
  • The S.S. Sunset

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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.

Window Evolution

Window Evolution

Window Evolution

The way we use windows in our buildings today has really evolved over the years. The shuttered windows on the Seagram museum are reflected in the all glass wall of the The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in downtown Waterloo Ontario.

O’Brien Theater, Arnprior

The O'Brien Theater - Arnprior

The O’Brien Theater – Arnprior

In the town of Arnprior near Ottawa Ontario there is an old theater that was converted into a movie theater in 1928 and is still in operation. It has updated the projection system over the years and also renovated to bring back the look of the old theater. You can read more about it here http://www.obrientheatre.com/site/index.cfm?TID=1&page=bio .

Pakenham 5 Arch Stone Bridge

5 Arch Stone Bridge Pakenham

5 Arch Stone Bridge Pakenham

Just outside of Ottawa Ontario is the little village of Pakenham on the Mississippi River. There you can find this 5 Arch Stone Bridge. It is claimed to be the only one of its kind in North America. It is a beautiful spot to stop for a picnic and enjoy the sights and sounds of the rapids and small waterfalls.

Mississippi River Pakenham

Mississippi River Pakenham

Just below the 5 arch bridge is this beautiful little waterfall on the Mississippi River.

Ferris Wheel Colours

Ferris Wheel Colours

Ferris Wheel Colours

The sights and sounds and colours all come together during the Fall Fairs and Busker Festivals. This was taken at the Busker Festival this year in Waterloo Ontario.

Violet Hill Gas Pumps

Violet Hill Gas Pumps

Violet Hill Gas Pumps

Today I am sending you all a Post Card from Violet Hill! Between Shelburne and Alliston Ontario you will find the little hamlet of Violet Hill and these abandoned fuel pumps. I passed by several of these on our travels this summer and each time I thought I should stop and turn around to take a shot but then didn’t. This time I listened to myself and got the shot.

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