Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Archive for October, 2013

Doors Open Waterloo Region – Former Canadian Bank of Commerce

Canadian Bank of Commerce Ayr-4-2
The Former Canadian Bank of Commerce in Ayr was the 9th stop on this years Doors Open Waterloo Region tour. Built in 1904 it served as a bank till 1963 and is now the home of a legal services firm.
These pictures were taken by both Elizabeth and myself.

Kissing Bridge Trail Studio Tour

Kissing Bridge West Montrose

Kissing Bridge – West Montrose

This past weekend I was part of the Kissing Bridge Trail Studio Tour. The public was invited to visit artists’ studios in Elmira, St. Jacobs and the surrounding countryside. Due to distance or studio restrictions four of us choose to come together and set up in downtown St. Jacobs. The Lutheran Church was kind enough to open their doors to us so we could display our work. We had a great time meeting the public and even sold a few pieces. Below are a few pictures of my display.
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Doors Open Waterloo Region – Gore Mutual Insurance Company

Stop number eight on the Doors Open Waterloo Region was the Gore Mutual Insurance Company in Cambridge. The original building of the Neoclassical Revival style with lots of marble in the interior was spectacular. It was originally built in 1935 with additions in 1955 and 1974.

Gore Mutual Entance

Gore Mutual Entrance

Doors Open Waterloo Region – Galt Arena Gardens

The 7th location we visited on the Doors Open tour was the Galt Arena in Cambridge. Built in 1922 it is said to be the oldest continually operating indoor hockey arena in existence. The limestone and brick exterior along with the original BC red fir ceiling were a treat to see.

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Galt Arena Exterior

Galt Arena Exterior

Doors Open Waterloo Region – Cambridge Armoury

Cambridge Armoury-11
The Col.  J.A. McIntosh , DSO, ED Armoury in Cambridge was our 6th stop in this years Doors Open Waterloo Region. Built in 1914 it is the home of the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada and is a Federal Heritage Building. The interior has lots of beautiful wood finishings and the Regimental history displays were very interesting.
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Doors Open Waterloo Region – Dickson Public School

Now that I have posted all the photowalk pictures it is time to get back to the Doors Open Waterloo Region sets. The 5th site we visited was Dickson Public School in Cambridge.
Built in 1876 it is one of the Regions oldest schools. The school will be closing next year. This heritage landmark has eight classrooms each with 6 large windows providing lots of natural light.
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Symmetrical Front

Symmetrical Front

The Rest of the World Wide Photo Walk

Give'em the Gears

Give’em the Gears

One more shot from the World Wide Photowalk in St. Jacobs. I have the rest of the set here on Flickr