Stratford (in the middle)

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 10 October 2017 in Architecture.

The small city of Stratford Ontario, home to Shakespearian plays and lots of well preserved architecture, given the relative youth of Canada.

NIKON D7200 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 100 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes could be the UK. It's the kind of thing largely missing in my experience of the west out there

10 Oct 2017 10:32am

@grouser: A lot of bad decisions were made back in the 50s and 60s in various locations, knocking down heritage buildings in the name of "progress". There are some nicely preserved places around but one has to seek them out. Thanks for the comment, mister g.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


10 Oct 2017 2:26pm

@Existence Artistique: Merci.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great composition

10 Oct 2017 2:50pm

@Mhelene: Thank you; exactly what I thought about YOUR image for today.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

My iconic image of a downtown with well-preserved buildings and a bustling commerce. Downtowns are seeing a resurgence, especially now that malls are becoming the "elephants in the room". An excellent vantage point showcasing so many buildings and their streetscape facades.

10 Oct 2017 6:05pm

@Steven: Thanks very much, Steven. You are very qualified to know about heritage buildings, given your location in a city resplendent with such.

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing shot!

10 Oct 2017 7:10pm

@omid: Thanks!

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Gorgeous scene.
How old is Canada?

10 Oct 2017 9:57pm

@Irene: Thanks, Irene. Lots of different "ages" for Canada... it was officially named as Canada in 1867 but dates back quite a bit further (and let us not forget the indigenous peoples who called this land home for tens of thousands of years)... Newfoundland and other parts of the east coast are dated back to the times of European explorers such as Champlain and Cartier, into the 1600s and sometimes earlier. Quebec City, Halifax, quite a few other cities that have been in place for well over 250 years... as you move inland and head west, these are more recent settlements that happened as the railways moved across the land. It is pretty varied from sea to sea, but these types of towns and cities with well preserved Victorian and Edwardian architecture are a too rare thing for the most part.

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

I went through Stratford by going to Goderich, two towns of character with an historic past ! I like this quiet downtown !
*Champlain was born near my city ;-)

11 Oct 2017 7:04am

@Anna Cherer: High praise, coming from someone who hails from such a centre of culture and beautiful places as France. Yes, Goderich is another nice old town, very well preserved and even after the devastation of a tornado that swept through the downtown, a lovely place to spend the day... not to mention nearby lake Huron and the beaches available. Thanks very much for the comment, Anna.

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Oh yes ! I saw some photos of this devastation of a tornado very impressive ! a lovely place now, nice little town, nice walking along lake Huron

11 Oct 2017 5:10pm