Saturday Snapshots–Historic Building

November 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm 30 comments

My husband and I went on a short trip this fall and stopped at this historic site on our way home










The Temple of Sharon, surrounded by fall foliage




















Another building on the property

To see the inside and learn something about the group that built this structure, see my earlier post this week titled, Temple of Sharon


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  • 1. Christine Harding  |  November 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I’ve never heard of the Children of Peace, so I looked at your earlier post, and the link, and found the information fascinating. Break-away religious sects are obviously nothing new! My Snapshot is at

    • 2. storygal  |  November 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      Probably as long as there have been religious groups, there have been breakaways. Think of Martin Luther as one.

  • 3. laurelrainsnow  |  November 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Beautiful shots! Nothing beats an old building surrounded by autumn leaves. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    • 4. storygal  |  November 10, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      You’re welcome. HAving seen the building in summer, I wanted to show my husband the place and see it surrounded by the autumn colours.

  • 5. Kim V  |  November 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    A lovely photo of a gorgeous fall day!

    • 6. storygal  |  November 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      Thanks, Kim. I had been there in the summer and thought the fall scene would be lovely. And it was. Thanks for stopping by.

    • 7. storygal  |  November 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      Thanks, Kim. It was a beautiful day. We didn’t go inside that day. Tours are only available certain days. Thanks for stopping by.

  • 8. Patti Smith  |  November 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Love the history and the beautiful fall leaves πŸ™‚

    • 9. storygal  |  November 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      The coloured leaves on trees and ground really set off the building, don’t they? Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  • 10. Book Savvy Babe  |  November 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Temple of Sharon, I have not heard of it. Your pictures are really pretty, especially with those big, beautiful trees in fall πŸ™‚ Book Savvy Babe

    • 11. storygal  |  November 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      Buildings like this one often come with interesting history. I wonder what people generations later will think of some of our present buildings.

  • 12. Bev Hankins  |  November 10, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    A very interesting building. The architecture reminds me of a very formal wedding cake…with smaller and smaller layers.

    Here’s my Snapshot.

    • 13. storygal  |  November 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm

      You know, I thought the same thing the first time I saw it. What an apt description. Even that gold ball on the top is intriguing. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  • 14. Debnance at Readerbuzz  |  November 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Just beautiful!

    • 15. storygal  |  November 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  • 16. Susan  |  November 10, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    It’s so wonderful that this building is being protected and preserved for posterity … this beautiful architecture just can’t be repeated in the modern age- the craftsmanship is soo expensive that it’s prohibitive for all but the very wealthy groups …and individuals. What an interesting story of the Temple of Sharon and the Children of Peace!

    • 17. storygal  |  November 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      Hi Susan,

      I didn’t know anything about it before our tour. The building was included in a bus tour that got cancelled, and so a friend and I checked it out on our own the day we went to see the play Maud in Leaskdale.

      Pretty interesting architecture inside as well.

  • 18. Alyce (@AtHomeWithBooks)  |  November 10, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Those are beautiful fall foliage photos!

    • 19. storygal  |  November 10, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      Thank you, Alyce. I thought the shots would turn out well. Just enough sunlight left for the colours to show up well.

  • 20. trish  |  November 10, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Too bad you didn’t get inside. It looks very interesting. Lovely trees too!

    • 21. storygal  |  November 10, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      I’ve been inside before, and since we were on our way home, we didn’t really have time for a tour that day. One day, perhaps, my husband will see the inside too.

      It is a lovely setting, isn’t it. I see by the programming that people sometimes have concerts there. In October there was a storytelling festival on the grounds.

  • 22. Eugenia  |  November 10, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    How beautiful! Leaves of gold. The BVI has a long Quaker history as well but very little left now to show for it. Hadn’t known about the break-away sect so thanks for sharing.

  • 23. Paulita  |  November 10, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    It all looks so serene. Here’s Mine

  • 24. Ginny Sturdy  |  November 10, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    I especially like the second photo, with the beauty of the tall trees and the temple peeping through.

    • 25. storygal  |  November 11, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks, Ginny. I took several shots and at one place on the road, that was all we could see of the temple.

  • 26. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea  |  November 10, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Postcard perfect photo:)

    • 27. storygal  |  November 11, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you, Diane. Interesting thought. πŸ™‚

  • 28. Louise  |  November 11, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    What a beautiful spot, it certainly looks glorious in all the orange finery of autumn.

    • 29. storygal  |  November 11, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks for your comment and for stopping by. Autumn colour does some lovely things for older buildings like this.

  • 30. irene  |  November 12, 2012 at 1:03 am

    What a lovely stopover.


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