Thursday, August 9, 2012

Old City Hall

I love the carvings that appeared on the older buildings around town and this has to be one of the most lovely.  This is the cornerstone from our Old City Hall which is located across the road from our new City Hall and is used primarily as a court house these days. Wonderful craftsmanship!

12 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

The carvings are very attractive, I agree.

Paul in Powell River said...

It's a lost skill - these days they make carvings like this out of plastic. Sad.

Deb said...

Beautiful carving, cornerstones in the UK tend to be plain blocks with 'this stone laid by' inscribed upon them plus the date.

hamilton said...

this has to be one of the more elegant cornerstones around.

Jack said...

I agree with you. Beautiful carving! It has a Celtic feeling.

Randy said...

That is so beautiful. I like the details.

James Wei said...

The engraving is quite incredible in deed

Lowell said...

This is amazing ... just doesn't happen much anymore. But it sure lends an air of class to a building.

llandudnopictures said...

So intricate too, great shot.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Lots of details!

Michael Rowland said...

I love this piece, it gives me an idea for a bag,,,

NixBlog said...

Beautiful. They don't make them like that any more..