Fred Carver, a REALTOR® in Victoria, British Columbia, is a photographer extraordinnaire and posts many of the photographs he takes of antique cars and heritage homes here on his ActiveRain blog. I really enjoy Fred's blogs so much and relish gazing on the lovely photos he takes; especially since I am an avid history and antiques buff.
Awhile back Fred asked Active Rainers to take pictures of some of the more interesting architecture or heritage homes in their areas and I said I would be posting some soon. Then one day led to another and so on....
Finally today, a gorgeous, breezy and sunny day here in Belleville, Ontario, I was able to take a drive around the Old East Hill area of Belleville and take some photos of a small sampling of the types of heritage homes to be found here. I can't express enough how much I enjoy living in this community.
Most of the homes in the Old East Hill are of brick construction and each is uniquely beautiful in their own right. They stand as a testament to the fine craftsmen who once called this area home.
The trees and the gardens of the Old East Hill are absolutely awe inspiring and taking a drive or a walk around some of the wide, tree-lined streets in the Old East Hill will leave you with a peaceful and happy old-tyme feeling.
The pace of life is relaxed here as evidenced by residents out walking their dogs, pushing strollers, children on roller blades, newspaper boys delivering papers on their bicycles, neighbours visiting eachother on wide front verandahs, squirrels and crows gracing the emerald lawns as they forage for dinner and converse with one-another. Glanmore House, now a Canadian Historic Site situated in Belleville's Old East Hill.
Here are a few pictures I took today.....I'll take more in the days to come. It truly is a beautiful and wonderful place to call home.