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The Tin House by Wendi Donaldson

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Byward Market, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Urban Canadian Photos, June 2011

In 1900 Honore Foisy, a local tinsmith, covered the front of his lower town house in tin as both protection against the elements and an ad for his business. The house was demolished in 1961, but the facade was saved, and part of it was installed on a wall in what became known as “Tin House Courtyard”.

Canon 450D
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 @ 28 mm
1/250 sec
ISO 400

FEATURED in Ontario, May 2010

Wendi is a fine art photographer currently living on the west coast of Canada. Her work has been published internationally in Australia, Canada and the United States.

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  • DesImages
    DesImagesalmost 5 years ago

    I love the contrasting textures in this image. Great information too.

  • Thanks Denise…..really appreciate your great comment!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • AndyGii
    AndyGiialmost 5 years ago

    A most unusual facade. Love the tones

  • Thanks…. a little piece of Canadian history for you!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillalmost 5 years ago

    Well that’s something you don’t see everyday!

  • Ah yes, I do like the unusual!! LOL Cheers.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 5 years ago

    It’s lovely Wendi – looks almost like one of those external elevators..
    Love the colours. It is great the facade was left intact because it is such an unusual construction.

  • Really special when they take time to preserve a little bit of history. They sure found a neat way to display it too. Quite the conversation piece. Thanks for your lovely comment, Sharon.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 5 years ago

    This is a great shot, well done, Ann

  • Many thanks dear Ann!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 5 years ago

    Wow this is really wonderful what a amazing thing to do.

  • Pretty cool the way they thought to preserve and exhibit it, I’d say! Thank you Karen for your continued support! Cheers.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Jazzdenski
    Jazzdenskialmost 5 years ago

    A really interesting capture Wendi.

  • Thanks Denis!! Hope you are well.

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • jockey
    jockeyalmost 5 years ago

    a magical old building, nicely done W

  • Kinda nice when they preserve the old stuff!! Thanks mate!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetalmost 5 years ago

    Juliette’s balcony!!! Nice find Wendi!

  • Cool thought – I could have called it that!! Thanks Johanne!

    – Wendi Donaldson

  • Tori Snow
    Tori Snowalmost 5 years ago

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