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Former Administration Building and Post Office

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 17 May 2017 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Pictured here is the Former Administration Building and Post Office for Canal Superintendent on the Canadian side of the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. This view was taken as we entered the Soo Locks, making the twenty-one foot descent from Lake Superior to Lake Huron.

The Mansard roof, prominent central tower and cresting at the roofline strongly define it as a Second Empire architecture. Other elements such as the quoins at the corners and masonry window surrounds, and arch topped windows are shared with and sometimes more associated with French Provincial architecture, but that style almost always has a steeply hipped roof and never a prominent central tower with a Mansard roof.

Photo captured October 5, 2016.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 24 mm

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Superbe bâtiment en briques. Cadrage parfait. )

17 May 2017 5:58am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Stunnuing image. I like details

17 May 2017 6:25am

Mauro Brando from Arlanda, Sweden

Nice shot! Beautiful building! Stunning

17 May 2017 7:33am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise !

17 May 2017 7:58am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and what a fine building it is, too !

17 May 2017 8:12am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

One of the most gorgeous post offices !

17 May 2017 8:55am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

What a superb image of this building. 5*

17 May 2017 9:19am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

your strong treatment really brings out the structural elements of this building

17 May 2017 9:24am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing .

17 May 2017 10:38am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A remarkably beautiful building. Beautifully captured.

17 May 2017 1:14pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Stunning - the warm light and lovely details are wonderful

17 May 2017 3:08pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Lovely shot, and now we are building new homes with cheap materials that are designed to look just like this, but won't stand as long.

17 May 2017 6:54pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

beautifully photographed... excellent color and detail and perfect perspective

18 May 2017 1:09am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a gorgeous building. The stone work and the roof is just beautiful. Beautifully photographed.

18 May 2017 1:30am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

A beautiful shot of that wonderful building.

18 May 2017 2:02am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful architecture. A fine shot. Excellent. :)

18 May 2017 4:42am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh excellent

18 May 2017 2:11pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

The flag pole is almost as tall as the building!

18 May 2017 8:32pm

Remus from Portugal

It's a lovely building.

I really like this type of buildings, made of brick. My dream house, would most likely be built of this type.
:-)

19 May 2017 2:11pm