Thursday, June 18, 2015

Mining

This is the Lassonde Mining Building at U of Toronto. This Beaux Arts  beauty was built in 1905 and is one of the oldest buildings at U of T. It is now historically designated and even the inside feels as if it was in its original shape including a lecture hall that is perfectly maintained as it was in 1905 - I had geology lectures in there years ago. The pic I showed you on Tuesday was taken from up in that structure at the top left, part of an addition built into the attic.

20 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

OH! I would LOVE to see photos of the interior. Hint, hint.

TexWisGirl said...

looks pretty large and rather imposing! :)

Aimeecakes said...

Yes! Photos of the inside please :) It is a lovely looking building and the greenery is so vibrant!

Sharon Anck said...

This building reminds me of the grade school I attended all those years ago. I used to have a great admiration for the grand entrance and as a little kid, like to pretend I was some kind of royalty coming down those stairs.

Lowell said...

This is so beautiful. It reminds of "Old Main" at the first college I attended in Chicago and where I worked as a janitor at night to help pay my way.

Thank you for your kind comment re the book. You are very generous in your praise!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beaux arts is another favourite style of architecture Pat, all those gorgeous arched windows, not to mention the entrance, tres joli!

Karl Demetz said...

An imposing building, Pat !

llandudnopictures said...

A grand looking place indeed, I imagine the interior is a real step back in time!

Laura. M said...

In a large building. I like ;)

William Kendall said...

Imposing and impressive. I've passed by this building as well from time to time.

cieldequimper said...

This one is fantastic too! You're making me want to be a student all over again!!!

Gosia k said...

grand and interesting building

Stephanie said...

Nice looking building!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So you CAN go home again! Or at least back to University! ))) how lovely it must be to take classes in this beautiful location!

Jack said...

The interior is still the same? How surprising. So often, the shell is maintained but the interior gets updated. (You reminded me about taking introductory geology so many years ago . . . "Rocks for Jocks.")

Randy said...

That's a beautiful building.

Michelle said...

Geology is a distant college memory....:) Great building!

Cloudia said...

Brilliant!






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Halcyon said...

I love those arched windows!

VP said...

An impressive and elegant building!