In support of the Fluxible conference, I want to put together a blog post/slide show of some interesting examples of design/unique sites/sights in KW. Both as a cool introduction to the area for out-of-town attendees, but also perhaps as a surprise to locals who may not know of interesting things right under their noses.
I only have so many photos and so much time, though, and only two eyes of my own. So I am looking for people's favourite photos, ideally, or recommendations of things to take pictures of, barring that.
I'll be curating the list, the writing up a blog post and making a slideshow, which will cite what, where, and from whom, so everyone gets proper recognition for their ideas and contributions. (Along with my immense gratitude.)
Could be buildings, art, architectural elements, flora -- the sky's the limit. Could be something you pass on your commute to work or while walking your dog. You can post pictures or URLs here, or email me. Thanks!
If I could start with two suggestions, how about the Region of Waterloo History Museum and, in particular, their ongoing exhibit "Unconventional Thinking: Innovation in Waterloo Region", and second, the Hacienda Sarria, a century old sugar beet factory now converted into a Euro-styled reception hall but with a terrific community garden project (you may have seen the Record piece the other day about the newly installed Don Quijote statue in the garden.
A few suggestions, in no particular order:
- UW School of Pharmacy
- The old Uniroyal plant near Glasgow/Strange, now containing Airboss
- Cedar Hill - the hill itself, and the view from it (only east, I think?)
- The yarn bombings in uptown last year or the year before
- The Grand House in Galt
- The UW Grad House, being an old farmhouse in the middle of a university campus
- Downtown Galt - the main bridge and the old buildings up against the river
- The Sun Life building - both the tower and the much older building it rises out of
I don't have any particular photos in mind, though.
This is worth seconding - the Hespeler Library is really neat.
Preston Springs Gardens at King and Fountain, the lone remnant of Preston's sulphur springs resort district from the turn of the last century.
All great suggestions, thank you. Fortunately, sunny weekend days for going photo hunting haven't been hard to come by.