Old foundry door

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Comments (11)

Marilyn Whiteley on October 29, 2007

The foundry building is now a glass company and art gallery, so the mysterious material on the ground is broken glass! (The area is inaccessible, so no one walks on the glass.)

Rom@nce on October 30, 2007

very interesting door,thx for sharing :o)


Marilyn Whiteley on October 30, 2007

Thanks, Rom@nce. I've set myself an assignment to take some pictures of Guelph even though I prefer nature and landscape photography. There are some interesting things here though Panoramio viewers will never flock to see them! Cheers, Marilyn

Ryan Calhoun on October 30, 2007

What a beautiful door! It's got wonderful designs and patterns in it, and the texture itself is perfect. Just wonderful!

Marilyn Whiteley on October 31, 2007

Thanks, Ryan. I really applaud the current owners of the building for making the door visible. Its bottom is a few feet below parking lot level, but they have fenced off the lower area in front of it so it can be seen.

Tamás Borbély on November 1, 2007

An elaborated piece really, and very old manual work!Beautiful photo, Marilyn !Greetings, Tamás

Marilyn Whiteley on November 1, 2007

Thanks, Tamás, I'm glad you like it. (When I have pictures that need to be framed, I go to that shop partly so that I can enjoy looking at that door!) Greetings, Marilyn

Vicki Atkins on November 2, 2007

Do you know Marilyn, is this the door to the actual foundry? I am guessing it must be because of the small 'oven' style openings. My father worked in a foundry before I was born, I don't know if it looked like this, but it does make it interesting to me. By the way, I like your personal assignment. I for one would love to see Guelph through your lens.. I nearly moved there once, and now I get to see what I missed. I love the doors and I am giving them a yellow star.

Marilyn Whiteley on November 2, 2007

I went back today to see what they know. They think it was the boiler, with the doors for fuel beneath. There used to be a wood shed attached to the building; when they tore it down, this came into view. At least part of the building was built in the 1840s. (My Swedish-born grandfather worked in a foundry in Chicago.)

Thanks for the yellow star. I look forward to showing you more of Guelph though today, when I discovered that we'd had a hard frost, I emulated you and tried to do something with it--in a very different setting from yours!

Pennington Geis on November 10, 2007

Wow -- this a wonderful door, Marilyn!

Marilyn Whiteley on November 10, 2007

Again thanks, Penny. Another of those interesting details.

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Photo taken in Exhibition Park, Guelph, ON, Canada

Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 29, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2007/10/29 16:03:29
    • Exposure: 0.025s (1/40)
    • Focal Length: 4.68mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash