Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The River Runs By It...

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...the Speed River that is!


Speed Skating Rink



Yesterday, I showed reflections in the curved windows of the River Run Centre, Guelph's modern Concert Hall. This is a photo of the front wall that was re-built after a huge fire in 1991 as it says below:

In 1882 the Speed Skating Rink opened on the site of River Run Centre where fancy dress carnivals and balls were regular fare. In later years the Speed Skating Rink was used as a warehouse, and in 1991 the building was destroyed by fire. Stones from the front of the building were kept for reconstruction of a fa├žade in the parkland in front of River Run. Four years later, in 1995, construction of the new performing arts centre began.

The sun had almost set so the wall is mostly in the shadows.

Map Location

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2 comments:

Gerald England said...

do people speed-skate through the archway?

lynn said...

Hi Pat, just popping in to see how you are. Feeling better i hope? Great pic!