Couvent Jésus-Marie is believed to be the largest and most architecturally ambitious convent school erected in the Franco-Catholic colonies; few of these schools in Western Canada, if any, approach its scale and character. Excerpt taken from: Ecclesiastical Buildings in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan The most renowned area […]
Last Saturday was a beautiful, bright, sunny day, perfect for exploring the countryside. I spotted a few old, abandoned buildings in my travels, but I was only able to get to this gem via a pathway. This house rests precariously on a crumbling concrete foundation. […]
After lining up in single file after recess, the students would march up the stairs in silence to their classrooms. While I attended the elementary school, the teacher’s stairs were strictly off-limits. It felt like I was breaking the rules while photographing them a few […]
These images were shot in the basement of the former Couvent Jésus Marie, also known as the Gravelbourg Elementary School. My earliest memories of this school are of our kindergarten class, which was located on the left at the end of the long hallway. The […]
The former convent school, Couvent Jésus Marie, still boasts its original layout and appearance. Up until a few days ago, it was still used as an elementary school for children in the Gravelbourg area. The basement houses the boiler room, which is accessed by a […]
There was not one dominant style of furniture in the Victorian period. The Victorian era is known for its interpretation and eclectic revival of styles taken from various time periods in history like Gothic, Tudor, Elizabethan, English Rococo, and Neoclassical.
THE MODERN HOUSEHOLDER‘S list for “cheap kitchen furniture” in 1872 included a few of the items on display in the Moss Cottage kitchen: one deal table (deal was a name for a cheap wood, often a low-grade pine) and a yellow bowl for mixing dough […]
Wednesday I had the opportunity to photograph the interior of Moss Cottage, located on the Sooke Region Museum grounds. These images are just the beginning of a series I will be posting about this quaint historical building. 5 x 7 fine art greeting cards, featuring […]