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One of the many rest stops to encounter along the # 2 road of the route verte network such reststops being most often located in reconverted train stations dating from the late 19th century. The immediate area in proximity to the bike path with its old pastoral buildings nestled within the hills is delightful to explore mostly for those in the quest of representative architecture to picture.

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junodirtriderThe steeple-ings...

junodirtrider

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add alot even though the overhanging roof does more to accentuate the building.
Posted Feb 27, 2010 1:29 pm

rustybikeRe: The steeple-ings...

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If I'm not mistaken this architectural design goes under the name of 19th century queen ann . Mind you since modernity tends to take over everywhere without the spirit of preservation of such a past (after all they could construct brand new buildings that look like the old) the past is gradually being lost to the age of modern prefab bungalows... Thank god in the laurentians you don't have to look too far to find soem representative buildings which are also a delight to visit inside if they host a café or other place which the public can visit . On that regard , here in Montreal I still vividly remember visiting a café on Laurier street (just west of Papineau) which conserved the old 1920's sculpted ceiling . Such a ceiling with the wooden panelling on the walls gave a pleasent setting which was further enhanced with the brass coffee torrification machine (unfortunately taken away since) . A visit to the back courtyard further assured pleasent memories.
Posted Feb 27, 2010 5:06 pm

junodirtriderRe: The steeple-ings...

junodirtrider

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Oh, that sounds so neat! I would love to see pics of both the coffee machine and the sculpted ceiling. Anyhow, thanks for the replys.
Posted Feb 27, 2010 6:20 pm

VisentinRe: The steeple-ings...

Visentin

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They remind me slightly some wooden building from the 19th german era in the Sudetes.
http://www.summitpost.org/album/579005/historical-mountain-spas-in-the-sudetes.html
Posted Mar 1, 2010 2:54 am

rustybikeRe: The steeple-ings...

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Visentin, the buildings you picture seem to have much more elaborate decorative assortments that is a fine compliment to what appears as more elaborate architectural design...Please be reminded that once along the ST Lawrence river valley from Montreal towards Quebec (including representative Orleans island) there are to be found many buildings from the late 19th on towards the mid 17th century which despite the age may be austere by nature which considering the reality of the struggle for survival of small populations (without much labor to count on) in an unforgiving environement is understandeable. One old town in the vicinity of Montreal which has a certain overabundance of such historically significant buildings is "Calixa Lavallée". Other noteworthy sites are to uncover along the river. East of Quebec city the "Chateau Richelieu" despite its relatively recent nature in being situated in an area with some history is a pleasent place to visit. There obviously are a number of churches , some of them dating back to the french regime... There is also one "Seigneurie" (possibly a small number) to uncover along the northern shores west of Quebec city which is typical of 18th century france such as is the case for the old city center of Quebec city...
Posted Mar 1, 2010 12:53 pm

VisentinRe: The steeple-ings...

Visentin

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There were a couple of discussions on SP about the use of wood in mountain architecture. Looks like the common point for all countries is that wood is thermically a much better material than stone, and doesn't crack when the temperatures go too low. As for wooden decorations, of course they are not identical and vary between countries and cultures, even if the style tend to ressemble a bit.
Posted Mar 2, 2010 5:32 am

RayMondoWonderful style home

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They style of old has much to teach.
Posted Mar 25, 2010 7:56 pm

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