More photos from the expedition to Northumberland. Since their size seems to bother some feeds, they’re below the fold.
Victoria Hall, Cobourg. Buildings like this were erected everywhere in the 19th century British Empire. In their classical attributes they signified stability, permanence, the rule of law, transformed into the quintessential Canadian civic virtues of Peace, Order and Good Government.
Grafton Village Inn, Grafton. Even in the stagecoach inn of small village the same motifs of order, structure and hierarchy. . .
. . . and in the modest village hall, where modern garbage nudges prosaically against a lost 19th century ethos. . .