Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - 137



















Heather says I love walking through Halifax and seeing the buildings that survived the Halifax Explosion. It is hard to see them come down rather than being restored.

Akelamalu says Those buildings would probably be 'listed buildings' here (in the UK) which means no-one would be able to demolish or change them in any way.

Wylie Kinson says Maybe, when that building was standing, people fell in love within the walls, or went mad from stress, or flirted, or discusses wars and marriage and death and birth and solved life's mysteries around water coolers...

9 comments:

Julia Smith said...

I've been watching the very slow demolition of several buildings near the Halifax waterfront for the past few months. The block of buildings were originally built in the 1700's, so it's hard to see them come down.

One can only hope that parts of them are being incorporated into whatever rises in their place.

Heather said...

I love walking through Halifax and seeing the buildings that survived the halifax explosion. It is hard to see them come down rather than being restored. Oh to have lots of extra money to donate to the historical society.

Julia Smith said...

Exactly, Heather. Not only did they survive all the days of nearly 300 years, but the Halifax Explosion, of all things. I'm not a fan of their loss.

Akelamalu said...

Those buildings would probably be 'listed buildings' here which means no-one would be able to demolish or change them in any way.

It's such a shame that old buildings aren't preserved don't you think?

Wylie Kinson said...

Whenever I see a demolition, I can't help but think of all the hands that went into creating it -- from the building's architect to the engineers, carpenters, masons, etc... How that structure put meals on the tables of those families. And maybe, when that building was standing, people fell in love within the walls, or went mad from stress, or flirted, or discusses wars and marriage and death and birth and solved life's mysteries around water coolers...

The evolution of man from another angle, non?

happily retired gal said...

I have trouble with such transitions too, but it seems that 'change' is the only 'constant' in our world and little stands in the way of what's deemed to be progress.
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

Dorte H said...

Oh, these pictures are amazing! I love old brick, also when they are dilapidated.

Thomma Lyn said...

Poignant pictures. I feel the same way about seeing old structures come down. Old buildings have such character and embody myriad layers of history.

ksdoolittle said...

I understood before I left NS for the winter that they are making way for new development. Halifax has grown so much. I think it is a darned shame.