© Sheila Creighton 2011
Posted on by Sheila Creighton Posted in Architecture Tagged 19th Century, brick, brickwork, commercial building, late 1800s, Ontario, photography, storefront, Stratford, victorian, windows 28 Comments
© Sheila Creighton 2011
I love this – it’s so appealing to look at! I love the symmetry, patterns and colours. Really striking.
thanks meanderer… a little chunk of the whole.
What a shame the curtain is hanging down in the left-hand window! Still pretty brickwork and windows though!
I totally hear you!! I was actually thinking of going into the store and asking them if I could “set dress” their windows.. ha ha.. but my philosophy is to take the image as I find it and try to work around the imperfections… ha ha that’s funny cause it bothers me too, but I’m hoping the overall design will pull people’s eyes away from those elements…
I love buildings with character!! 🙂
me too – I work a lot for heritage organizations and am a strong promoter of heritage conservation.
I know you like the architecture shots too! I love to take them!
More great architecture, love it! Curious about the curtains on the left…..what’s been going on there I wonder…..!
thanks E – perhaps a struggle? It does look somewhat disheveled compared to the other two….
I really like the symmetry of this shot – perfectly framed.
thank you journey photographic – I am a fan of symmetry… most of the time 🙂
They look like pretty dresses!
they sure are ornate!
I love the way that time has mad this stucture more interesting by creating the definition in the bricks. I imagine when it was first painted, the bricks blended together, now time and dirt has enhanced the lines of the bricks. Great shot, Sheila! 🙂
thanks Ted – I see what you are saying but from a distance it is hard to tell that the bricks are actually different colors – imagine the bricklayer being able to work his magic per the architect to create such detail?
well done! 🙂
Lovely shot. I like the differences in the windows – curtains & lighting. A mystery waiting to be told – why is one curtain hanging? – cats, kids, or a secret message?
thanks – the imagination can run wild….
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Very nice composition!
thanks very much iltana!
They are beautiful windows 🙂
I didn’t see the net until I’d finished looking at the brickwork. The shop owners probably dress their shop windows with careful pride and havn’t thought to look up. I wonder if they’ve noticed.
thanks – yes the old architecture sure had character. I know what you are saying Hallysann – seems out of place.
Very cool. I especially like the window on the right
thanks – it is the one with no reflection – just the perfect angle I guess… ?