Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Waterloo, monuments

These monuments are located in a small reserve in the inner city suburb of Waterloo, beside a new residential development called Mondrian Apartments. Waterloo was developed by small businesses in light industry such as tanning and wool scouring in the late nineteenth century. It remained an industrial suburb throughout the twentieth century. Luke Muras and Company, a blacksmithing and engineering firm, built a factory on this site on Powell Street in 1915. The elements of a truss roof from this building, which was demolished in 2001, are displayed here to commemorate the association of light industry with the suburb.

18 comments:

  1. A really interesting post for the day, Jim, and as always your photos are superb. Hope your week is off to a great start!

    Sylvia

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  2. That's nice to have the link back to the industrial past in such an elegant way. Those apartments look very smart.

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  3. A monument to light industry. What a good idea. People decry multi-national industry, and probably for good reason, but to remember the people who established small factories and gave employment to many people - well done, Waterloo.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  4. glad to see you are continuing the art theme in this blog.

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  5. How great it must be to spend time walking around, getting lost into art, peace and calm sights.

    Please have a wonderful Tuesday.

    daily athens

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  6. Beautiful photos...I enjoyed the unique design of these monuments. Thank you for sharing your world.

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  7. That is a good idea to keep some of the past architecture in this way.

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  8. A bit on the rusty side, which is nice.

    Also a interesting read.

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  9. Good to see some quirkiness in a modern development

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  10. Great post. The sculptures are interesting.

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  11. you made me laugh because I live in the original Waterloo in Belgium where Napoleon lost the battle ! In our museum is a world map with all Waterloo towns there are 53 in total. Your Waterloo and mine definitvely don't look the same ! Lol !

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  12. Thanks for the update on Bunch of Benches, Jim. Interesting that the block is called Mondrian, because I did think the apartments looked rather Dutch! Nice...

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