Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge

Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge
One frosty and very still morning in November, 2010, Centennial Bridge, Miramichi, NB, Canada

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

SepiaSaturday, February 8, 2014

I found a few portraits on the walls in some of these pictures I found in "Our Miramichi Heritage Photos" of the Old Manse Library.  It is the boyhood home of Max Aitken who became Lord Beaverbrook.  He was raised here in Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada. His father was a Presbyterian minister, thus, the name Old Manse.  This grand home was turned into a library.

We are now called the city of Miramichi after the salmon rich river, Miramichi River. I remember going to this library quite a lot when I was a little girl.  We lived in a little bungalow, so I thought it was just grand to be able to go up and down stairs.  It is here that I got my love of books.  I can also remember the distinct smell of furniture polish.  Funny how pictures can take you right back.....








Well, that was my walk down memory lane, you can take a walk down many memory lanes by going to  www.sepiasaturday.blogspot.com                   Have a great week fellow sepians!!  Rosie.

12 comments:

  1. Love the architecture of that house/library. And what interesting chairs, especially that one that seems to end in a roll on the floor. Am I seeing that right?

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    1. Yes, that is what I see too, they had such fancy chairs and rocking chairs back then, they had lots of character.

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  2. I can just picture little Rosie racing up those stairs to get to the books.

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  3. what a beautiful library. That would make anyone want to read more. Just being able to visit the place.

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  4. Love the stair shot! Bet you went up one stair at a time...

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  5. Photos of furnished interior rooms are not very common from this era. People usually took the camera outdoors for the best light and had their photograph taken on the porch. I notice that the paintings hang on cords hooked onto a picture rail molding that ran around the walls just below the ceiling. I have them in my home which was built in 1914 and they are much easier to adjust than wacking nails into the plaster.

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  6. That must have been a wonderful character-filled old home before it became a library. Does it still exist?

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  7. I believe that is a square grand piano across the window in the last picture? I can't see very much detail - such as a keyboard, but its general shape and piece in the middle lead to that conclusion. Is it, do you know?

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  8. What an interesting place to have as a library, definite character not like the modern glass monstrosities.

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  9. I love the sumptious rich look of those rooms with plenty of photos and knick knacks to make a lived-in home. So different to some of the sterile modern homes. Thnaks for the journey down memory lane,

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  10. Good gracious, so that is where Beaverbrook came from. How interesting.

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    1. Yes, he was raised about two kilometers from where I was raised. He was very kind and donated much to our town.

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