BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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OPEN DOORS (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

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We visited one of Ottawa’s water filtration plants at a Doors Open event last summer. The Lemieux Island Water Purification Plant opened in 1932 and is a wonderful limestone structure with fine brass work and marble galleries. I’ve visited several times and can’t help but be impressed by the beauty of a building that houses a public utility.Water Plant-2Water Plant

15 thoughts on “OPEN DOORS (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Beautiful Art Deco styling!

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  2. It’s interesting how the design is so beautiful and well preserved after 88 years but the doors tell the story. They look well used! And yet, I think there’s a good chance that the doors have been replaced or at least upgraded since 1932. Do you know if they have? Or are they the original doors?

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  3. Very classy, beautiful doors! 😎

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  4. Nice Belinda! It is fun to see different photo subjects! Well done!

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  5. They built with such character back in those days, even utility buildings. The designs and details are beautiful. Lovely photos, Belinda.

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  6. In this Country all the old public works buildings from Victorian times, like water treatment works, are very ornate unlike today’s purely functional offerings. I guess back then money was no object or we have a different view on what is ‘nice’ architecture.

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