I know this house in Ballantrae, Ontario. I’ve never been inside, or even closer than looking from the street. There is another similar down the road but far less looked after. This house is a local treasure, to me at least. I found it on a card sold via Etsy today. It doesn’t seem to say who the artist is, might be easier to see on a larger size.… Read the rest
My Mother forwarded this in email today. It seems to be about a real person. I found a biography about Irena Sender.
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THE LADY PLUMBER
You wonder what criteria is used to select people for the peace prize. Read the story below and we then understand how pathetic and superficial our world has become.
Irena Sender Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98) Warsaw, Poland
During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.
Television isn’t obsolete yet, but I wonder if the future will still have so many television sets. It is so odd that people still buy huge screens for television while looking at tiny phone screens most of the day.
I tried finding a TV in the smaller size, the size that would fit the space I have on my shelf.… Read the rest
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Say farewell to the old Caledonia mill, which has sat on the banks of the Grand River since 1853.
Efforts to restore the last water-powered mill on the Grand River began in 1981 but have consistently been curbed, mainly because of the funding issues.
The Golden Horseshoe Antique Society, which ran the town’s annual steam show, took on the project in 1981 when the Grand River Conservation Authority threatened to tear the mill down.
If my life had gone differently in my earlier years I think I would have become an architect. I love buildings and all the trimmings. I’m still trying to teach myself all the right names for the parts of buildings. I go out and take photos of old buildings, mainly derelict farm houses here in Ontario.… Read the rest
Note – This was originally posted to a friend’s site which has been taken down. The links have not been checked since 2015.
What is it about lighthouses that draws people? People collect lighthouses figurines. People paint and draw lighthouses. People will stop to photograph a lighthouse even when there could be something else more interesting which they did not even notice in the shadow of that mystical, lonely, stark looking building poking the sky.… Read the rest
I’d like to read the books by Nick Eyles, about Canadian geology. Two of his books are about Ontario history and places to see for the rocks.
I have always liked rocks, one of the oldest and most enduring things on our planet. Really, is there anything that can top a rock for endurance and long life?… Read the rest
The Beaver is now archived online, from 1920 to the present. I found this in October 1920. Very likely the art has outlived the artist. Would this even be published in a magazine now? Hunting a polar bear as they go extinct.
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Bhat Boy’s exhibition, called the Old Train Station, featuring scenes from Ottawa’s original train station downtown [was] showcased at the Orange Art Gallery.
“One of the things that really interested me is that the old train station was the hub of industrial Ottawa before it became a government town,” Bhat Boy said in an interview.
According to a press release, the old train station, built in 1909 and located across from the Chateau Laurier was closed in 1966.