Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Warm Sun



I think it's fair to say it may have been a long winter, if the Artist and I, while waiting to pick up the male twin from a birthday party in the city, decided to go early, just so we could take a stroll through the university campus nearby. And that's just what we did.

Most of the buildings are modern, but hidden amongst all the new architecture, tucked out of sight in the centre of the campus, is a small enclave of old original buildings, full of the character and charm you would expect from such a learned institution. This building caught my eye right away. It looked more like a modest house, slightly out of place among the towering halls and old residence buildings and the corner stone, dated 1950 took me back in time. In fact, with the exception of the copper patina on the drainpipe, you'd be hard pressed to fool me that this image isn't from 1950.

The sign on the door says Faculty Club. The moment I read that, I wanted to be Faculty, even for a day, just so I could go inside. I wonder how much it looks and feels like 1950 in there. At least women are allowed in now; I hope. Kidding, I'm sure they are. Right?

If you're like me and have a thing for old school buildings, I highly recommend watching, 'Shadowlands'. One of my favourite movies, it stars Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger and it's chock full of scenes from Oxford during the 1950's. It's a tearjerker, but a wonderful story. Have you seen it?


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~Be well friends~

23 comments:

texwisgirl said...

That bench is so inviting...

ain't for city gals said...

I'm going to look for that movie right now...two of my fav actors. I hope your heart is feeling better, my friend.

Farmchick said...

Beautiful photo. Love the processing.

Nancy said...

Older brick buildings and benches -- a great combination. :)

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

I am a huge movie buff but have never seen Shadowlands. Thanks for the recommendation. Your photo (as always) is absolutely beautiful. SMILE! xox

Flat Creek Farm said...

Love the photo - beautiful! I found Kim's site just today... and I was so happy :) I will check out Shadowlands.. thanks! -Tammy

Suvarna said...

wonderful shot, love the feel of the fifties you achieved.

Dawn said...

THAT is one beautiful capture!
And no- never seen the movie. But now would like to:)

buyaionaccounts said...

The texture gives me the effect of a time machine turning back. I've never saw a bench that way, cold with ice yet warm colors makes me cozy. Great job.

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Feral Female said...

Wonderful photo!

MJ said...

I have not seen that movie, but it sounds awesome!! I love Debra Winger and Anthony Hopkins, well he never gets old!! Your photo is lovely and I know what you mean by old schoolhouses. We have Rollins College here, and it has those classrooms with all the wood paneling and wood benches, with that old rustic smell. A little spooky too, like creaky old professors still linger there :).

Vintage West said...

Simply beautiful, I can't wait to netflix that movie :)

Elle Bee said...

That's beautiful! I too love that movie so much!! I think you and I probably would like a lot of the same movies :o) I signed up for the free textures, but I don't know how to use them--I think her blog has a tutorial post--I need to spend some time there.

Deb said...

I love university buildings! Kings College in Halifax has beautiful architecture. Thanks for the heads up on the movie. I haven't seen it. And, your photo is gorgeous!

Kim Klassen said...

thank you so much for the movie recommendation ...and for sharing this lovely image .... wonderful.

thanks too for being a part of Texture Tuesday....

xxo, kim

from my front porch... said...

I love Shadowlands!
And I was thinking of Mona Lisa Smile also!
Just a gorgeous pic! Love it!
xo, misha

The Fairy's Apprentice said...

It's so beautiful! Glad you're feelin' better, dear Andrea!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

This is a beautiful photo!

John Gray said...

great to catch pwith your blog
been too long!

Nancy said...

Wanted to stop by again and say thanks for participating today. It means alot to me, Andrea.

Have a wonderful Sunday! :)

Henrietta said...

That seems to very interesting place and it would be great if we could sneak inside the building:) Love your edit, can feel touch of past.

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Love this photo and the stillness it evokes.