This little octagonal building is in the garden of the 'The Briars' resort hotel in the community of Jackson's Point, on the shores of Lake Simcoe. It is now just a historic garden ornament, protected by Ontario's Heritage act. It was built in 1885 as an outbuilding of the manor house of Dr. Sibbald, the owner of the property at the time. He used it to house a small number of peacocks. This is the only eight sided building in Ontario.
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Noel_Byrne (21392) 2014-07-19 7:15
I have come across dovecotes before, but this is the first time I have seen a peacock house! He must have loved those birds to create this fine little architectural folly for them to reside in. A great scene of the building, set perfectly among lush green and calm blue.
thanks as always
robertosalguero (246) 2014-07-19 8:44
I haven't been to this part of Ontario yet. This building remind me of some I have seen in Eastern Europe. I like the light, the colours, your point of view. You have managed an effective composition of this simple structure. A good framing to present the surroundings of the building. Nice place indeed!
- Copyright: Barnabas Bozoki (bbarna) (702)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Ontario [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-19 4:47