The Abbey for the Arts

Originally the Maryvale Convent, this lovely building celebrated its centenary in 2013. ¬†It was home to the Sisters of Providence who taught¬†separate school and high school , painting, “fancy work”, vocal and instrumental music. ¬†In 1966 it became a nursing home. ¬†In 1983 it was converted to a residential home for seniors. ¬† Today it is known as the Abbey for the Arts , hosting … Continue reading The Abbey for the Arts

Monumental Windows

I recently did a post on monuments¬†¬†so I was looking for something other than actual monuments or statues and thought of these images of monumental windows.   The weekly photo challenge is: Monument¬†–¬†show us your take on a monument (broadly defined)¬†‚ÄĒ anything can be monumental as long as it‚Äôs imbued with a shared sense of importance. Continue reading Monumental Windows

Visual Quotation 46: The Last View

“These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago… I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. And they in turn seem to be aware of me.” – Ansel Adams Care facility for seniors, Alexandria, Ontario   Continue reading Visual Quotation 46: The Last View