|McDougal House, Glengarry County, 1825, UCV|
|Louck's log barn, UCV|
Of course, this log thing started with Shannon Kyle's Ontario Architecture course through Mohawk College. As I learned about colombage and Swedish keying I acquired a visual vocabulary which I now use to appreciate details, to augment my initial emotional response to a building. (I remember a years-ago language development course, and the critical role of labelling in early language learning.)
|'Glengarry School Days' Schoolhouse, UCV|
|McDiarmid House, 1864, from Stormont County, UCV|
I am still unpacking from a visit to Upper Canada Village earlier this summer. It is old house heaven for me, and for the rescued homes moved to the site and recreated with stories depicting life in the 1860's
(I'm having lots of fun with Peter John Stokes' sometimes acerbic reminiscences of the project in his 2012 book A Village Arising). More, much more, later.