Saturday, February 9, 2013

Doors Of Government

This lovely door and surrounding facade belongs to one of the Ontario government buildings oat Queen's Park. I love all the carving and details that were used in older times - such wonderful craftsmanship!

14 comments:

William Kendall said...

Beautiful work. Stonemasons really are craftsmen.

Chrissy Brand said...

Wonderful style!

jennyfreckles said...

It's lovely and very grand.

Sharon said...

It looks solid and official, just the way a government building should look.

Lowell said...

I agree with you and wonder why we can't do these kinds of things today...we've become so preoccupied with utilitarianism that art for art's sake is a forgotten concept. But it's buildings like this that bring character and resonance and illustrates the values of beauty and permanence to a society awash in hedonism, nihilism and immediacy - damn the consequences.

Here ends the lecture! :-)

nyloncamera said...

Nice..feels like summer!

Randy said...

So wonderful and classical.

hamilton said...

It does look very stately.

Jack said...

This is wonderful, RedPat. Yale University has a lot of Gothic architecture like this.

Linda said...

Nowadays city councils would probably be accused of wasteful spending!

JM said...

Great entranceway, wonderful stone work!

llandudnopictures said...

A very grand entrance indeed!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the arch above No.23 Pat, buildings were truly built to last in times long ago..we could learn something from them.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the arches and agree that the details are exquisite.