|Ontario Hall 1902|
flanking conical roofed engaged towers and gabled pavilions
|three-storey towers flank the main entrance|
So the stiff with cold shutter-fingers itched, and I managed to capture a few of the Uni's lovely old stone structures...and with the Heritage Study to assist, I can introduce you, if you wish.
|impressive three bay entrance, curving stone walls,twin staircases|
This rough limestone pile would be downright intimidating if it weren't for the fall colours. Of course, intimidating was the effect the first Romanesque builders were looking for when they built fortified houses to keep out the barbarian hordes in those boisterous early medieval days.
|round-headed windows within engaged columns|
The only improvement I could suggest to all this austere beauty? Wind back the clock and enjoy the elm trees which originally stood in front of it, along University Avenue.
|1966 Elm Trees - Vintage Kingston FB album|