Sunday, January 6, 2013

A Lovely Historical Building

"A country without a past has the emptiness of a barren continent;
and a city without old buildings is like a man without a memory."
- Shankland, Graeme -

I love historical buildings like the one in the image below that was built in 1792.


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20 comments:

  1. O, I love historical buildings too. I think I love historical anything really haha.. That is such an interesting building -- if the walls could speak! A blessed new year to you dear Martha :)

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    1. And a blessed New Year to you, too! I love historical things, as well. There are interesting stories behind them.

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  2. Beautiful craftsmanship! Very glad it was kept in good condition over the years.

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    1. Yes, beautiful craftmanship. Seems there was a lot of that in the past. Now, everything goes up so quickly, and not as nicely.

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  3. Very cool and beautifully preserved/restored. My forebears in Ontario/Upper Canada were Methodists. Maybe some of them attended at that church?

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    1. They just might have. It's a small world, after all.

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  4. LOVE these historic buildings ... looks like the 'salt box' style of New England. My grandfather was a minister .. starting in Canada. He came over from Finland and did his sermons in Finnish. He moved into the US first to Cloquet MN (just over the Canadian-US border) then to the Pacific NW where I grew up. He traveled the countryside giving sermons in Finn to people who wanted to hear it in their native language.

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    1. These buildings are beautiful, and fun to photograph. That is a wonderful and fascinating family history you have!

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  5. Very well preserved for 1792. I also love historical buildings, and Kingston's the perfect place to see them. You sure lucked out Martha when you moved there, especially coming from Montreal - you grew up being surrounded by beautiful, old buildings and would have missed them.

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    1. Like Montreal, Kingston is a very old city, so there's so much to see. I sure did luck out!

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  6. Wow Martha, beautiful building. Your first photo is stunning too. It is very well kept for such an old building.

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    1. I would imagine they've put some work into restoring it. It's even more beautiful in person.

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  7. a lot of history in it's walls

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  8. How lovely! I don't think I could have been a Methodist in those days - from the reading that I've done about the time. However, maybe life wasn't completely joyless if they built such beautiful buildings!

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    1. I don't know much about the Methodists. I'll have to read about them. They did have nice buildings, though!

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  9. I love pieces of history. Thank You!!

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  10. What a beautiful old building. Thank goodness people realized its significance a hundred years ago and preserved it.

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    1. Yes, thank goodness for that! Buildings like this should be preserved; they are priceless!

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