Thursday, June 13, 2013

In The Quad

I have shown several pics of Hart House and some of its art that you can see by clicking the Hart House label below, but decided to take the tour during Doors Open of a couple of weeks ago. This is the inner quadrangle of the Gothic Revival building and it is a lovely space that includes a patio for al fresco dining and also for many wedding receptions, a usage which was not always allowed since Hart House was male-only from its construction in 1919 until 1972 when women were finally allowed throughout the structure.  It was built as a student activity centre but only for male students!

14 comments:

Lowell said...

I would never have guessed the Hart House was so large or that it included this gorgeous quadrangle. I can see why it is popular!

llandudnopictures said...

What a glorious place to sit or stroll... for men AND women!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very impressive architecture Pat, definitely should be enjoyed by woman also :) you would just have to take advantage of the open house.

Stefan Jansson said...

A beautiful building. Glad everyone can use it today.

Sharon said...

This place is beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

what a fine looking place!

EG CameraGirl said...

How times have changed! :))

Deb said...

Lovely looking quad, deservedly now open to all.

William Kendall said...

That is spectacular. I've seen the building a couple of times passing through the campus. Just the right angle for the shot, Pat.

Randy said...

Nice looking place.

Halcyon said...

When did you take the tour RedPat? I took it to on Sunday afternoon. Were we on the same one? :)

Laura. M said...

I am glad that now women can enjoy the building.
A kiss.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

What stunning architecture.

JM said...

This looks like the universities in the UK.