Rideau street is a place with its own character. It is a little seedy but I love all the various little stores and establishments. Some of the older buildings still show some of their past glory although many could do with some extensive restoration.
Lines, textures and photograph formed a simple butt interesting perspective. I liked the cobblestones and the rextured wal of the old building. The photograph is, I guess, part of an outdoor exhibit of images displayed around this courtyard.
Two books with photographs by Ralph Greenhill, Rural Ontario and Ontario Towns, started my interest in the architecture of Ontario. So I like photographing interesting buildings in cities and towns including of course the various open air museums like the one in Cumberland. This photograph shows the interior of the old Imperial garage. I tried to recreate the time period in this image by using a subdued colour palette.
Aother image from my visit to the Cumberland museum. According to the information provided by the museum, this garage is the oldest surviving example of an Imperial Oil service station. It dates from around 1920 and came originally from Cumberland. I also like to welcome a new blog friend "moremiles" to my blog.
Well, I am back. Last week we spent again some time in Ottawa. This time I did get a chance to take a few pictures. Last Friday I visited the small outdoor museum in Cumberland. It is definitely worth a visit and surprisingly it was not very busy. This allowed me to look at all the buildings. this old house, the Dupuis House, is the oldest structure of the museum. it was built in 1820 and moved from Orleans to its current place in 1984. I loved the quiet scene and the light was just perfect. It rained off and on during the day which made for quite dramatic skies.
What attracted me in the first place is the title of this barber shop.I took this picture early one Sunday morning. Of course I made a few changes in Photoshop to give the image a vintage look. First I tried black and white but it definitely has more impact in colour.
Well it was a great long weekend so time to post again. This time an image of I guess an empty house we, Rob, Bob and I, passed last week on our little evening excursion. I am attracted to older houses. I like the weathered look of these buildings, which makes me wonder about the history and human stories of these places.