A Bit More Detail

Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings

Archive for the ‘Photo’ Category

[PHOTO] Fourteen photos of the interior of Beaconsfield Historic House, Charlottetown

leave a comment »

One important thing to remember about Beaconsfield Historic House, since 1979 on the official register of Canada’s Historic Places, is that when it was built in the 1870s it was a stellar achievement. The Peakes, a dynasty of shipuilders, had grown wealthy on a Prince Edward Island that had reached the apex of its 19th century prosperity. When the Island came to share in the post-Confederation slump of young Canada, part of the long depression, the Peakes lost everything. In a real sense, the expensively fitted-out Beaconsfield can be compared to the expensive mansions of those pre-Crash businesspeople who lost everything after 2008.

Wallpaper

Tiles

Parlour

Stairs

Chandelier

Kitchen

Kitchen (2)

Bedroom (1)

Bedroom (2)

Nursery

For the children

Bedroom (3)

Stained glass

View from the porch

Written by Randy McDonald

August 22, 2017 at 7:45 pm

[PHOTO] Field of dreams, Christie Pit

leave a comment »

Field of dreams #toronto #christiepit #seatonvillage #night #lights #baseball

I love the glow of the powerful lights illuminating Christie Pit’s baseball field for night games.

Written by Randy McDonald

August 22, 2017 at 7:30 am

[PHOTO] From the top of Beaconsfield, Charlottetown

leave a comment »

The views offered of Charlottetown Harbour from Beaconsfield’s fourth-floor cupola are noteworthy.

From the top of Beaconsfield (1)

From the top of Beaconsfield (2)

From the top of Beaconsfield (3)

From the top of Beaconsfield (4)

Written by Randy McDonald

August 21, 2017 at 5:45 pm

[PHOTO] Three photos of Yonge and Eglinton, Toronto, in the time of the eclipse

leave a comment »

I went outside about twenty minutes before the solar eclipse reached its local maximum in Toronto. Even before the midday twilight hit, the quality of light and colour in the sky had shifted subtly, were off, like yet not like a late evening.

Dusky eclipse sky

Eclipse sky above condos

Sun glimpsed through glasses

Written by Randy McDonald

August 21, 2017 at 4:45 pm

[PHOTO] Fourteen photos of Allan Gardens, park and conservatory both

leave a comment »

In the beautiful late afternoon of Wednesday the 16th, I went to Allan Gardens to take a look around. The greenhouse is lovely, but so too is the surrounding park, all bright and warm in the heat of a summer that has finally gotten here.

All the photos I took that afternoon are neatly organized in albums on Facebook and Flickr

#toronto #allangardens #green #parks #greenhouse

#toronto #allangardens #green #parks #greenhouse

#toronto #allangardens #green #parks #greenhouse

#toronto #allangardens #green #parks #greenhouse

#toronto #allangardens #green #parks #greenhouse

#toronto #allangardens #green #parks #greenhouse

#toronto #allangardens #green #parks #greenhouse

#toronto #allangardens #green #parks #greenhouse

#toronto #allangardens #green #parks #greenhouse

#toronto #allangardens #green #parks #greenhouse

#toronto #allangardens #green #parks #greenhouse

#toronto #allangardens #green #parks #greenhouse

#toronto #allangardens #green #parks #greenhouse

#toronto #allangardens #green #parks #greenhouse

Written by Randy McDonald

August 21, 2017 at 12:02 pm

[PHOTO] Beaconsfield Historic House, Charlottetown

leave a comment »

Beaconsfield Historic House #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #beaconsfield #architecture #latergram

Beaconsfield Historic House, at 2 Kent Street on the western edge of downtown Charlottetown, was built at a time of economic boom as a mansion for a rich shipbuilding family, when the economy went bust the mansion drifted off through successive owners until it became a museum.

Designed and built by W.C. Harris in 1877 for James and Edith Peake, Beaconsfield was one of Charlottetown’s most elegant homes. Featuring the finest in materials and craftsmanship, it was also equipped with all the latest conveniences of the day. The Peakes, unfortunately, were destined to enjoy Beaconsfield for a very short time – a time filled with triumphs and tragedies.

Henry Cundall, the second owner, moved into Beaconsfield in 1883 with his sisters Penelope and Millicent. After his death in 1916, the house was used as a young ladies’ residence, and later, the “Cundall Home” became a residence for student nurses.

Today, Beaconsfield Historic House stands as a beautiful example of Victorian architecture with many original features, and, has a fascinating story to tell. It’s open year-round for tours and hosts lectures, concerts and other special events in the Carriage House. Visit our gift shop featuring Island books, magazines, pottery and prints[.]

Written by Randy McDonald

August 20, 2017 at 9:00 am

[PHOTO] Towers of the Toronto-Dominion Centre

leave a comment »

Towers of the Toronto-Dominion Centre #toronto #financialdistrict #tdcentre #torontodominioncentre #architecture #evening

I love the black Mies van der Rohe towers of the Toronto-Dominion Centre.

Written by Randy McDonald

August 20, 2017 at 7:00 am