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The Billiard Room

Last month I joined my photography club in an outing to Spadina house, a historic manor house and gardens which now operates as a museum.The property was purchased in 1866 by businessman and financier, James Austin and remained in the family for over a century. The property was transferred to the City of Toronto and the Ontario Heritage Foundation in 1978.

I love joining my club on some of these outings. It forces me to visit places in my own city that I’ve never been to. I’ve lived in Toronto for over 20 years and must have driven by Spadina House hundreds of times and never stopped.

The house and the grounds were spectacular. When I walked into the billiard room I was enthralled. I was chatting with the woman who worked there and she was quite impressed that I called it a “billiard room” and didn’t refer to it as a pool table or room. I guess that’s what happens after all those years playing ‘Clue’.

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Spadina House, Toronto, billiard room, pool table, estate, historical, interior, architecture

20 responses

  1. I love this one, such a moody capture. The room has got a great atmosphere, Edith.
    All the best to you for 2016!
    Dina x


    January 7, 2016 at 1:21 pm

  2. I absolutely love this image, Edith! It’s moody, yet inviting. Great work!


    January 7, 2016 at 2:28 pm

  3. Cool !

    Liked by 1 person

    January 7, 2016 at 5:14 pm

  4. i love the warmth in this picture.

    Liked by 1 person

    January 8, 2016 at 6:44 am

  5. So very atmospheric. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

    January 8, 2016 at 8:59 pm

  6. LB

    Aren’t those large windows wonderful? And what is on the table? cards?

    Liked by 1 person

    January 9, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    • Thanks Laurie. Yes those are Christmas cards and they are to the family and date back to the early 1900s.


      January 9, 2016 at 4:50 pm

  7. A superb image Edith of a beautiful room! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    January 12, 2016 at 5:20 am

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  9. Oh my gosh, Edith, this is awesome! I can pretty much hear the clinks of glasses of bourbon and smell the smoke from the old cigars in this wonderful shot!

    Liked by 1 person

    January 14, 2016 at 6:22 pm

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  11. hvranic

    Color contrast ( green – orange ) is amazing, as other things ( light, composition and depth ).


    January 26, 2016 at 8:36 am

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