Built in 1971 Relais st francois was a center of juvenile correction. One of the first building that was applied to the walls and enhanced color therapy in America. Its futuristic architecture gave it the title of the most beautiful architecture in eastern townships. Abandoned without good reason in 2000 and then ransacked and robbed, it is a sign of neglect. It doesn`t have quite forgotten before its demolition. I am one of the last visitors because they will demolish soon in this month. That I have known this place there 32 years being resident. Imagine my emotions my return`s at interior. One of the most mysterious places in the region awakening the senses due to multiple various impulses lived in this building. Many experiences that I told even video utube.Le time passes but nothing will be forgotten
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Sergiom (88277) 2014-01-03 5:16
C'est presque incroyable comment au Québec on construit pour que cela ne dure pas trop longtemps. On a qu'à regarder l'état de nos routes à peine deux ans après un surfaçage.L'architecture était superbe pour l'époque.
KristinsCamera (2384) 2014-01-03 7:14
what an interesting note you have written, mario ~
i'm not quite sure i understand your exact relationship with this building but i can feel the emotional weight it has for you.
it looked like an interesting piece of architecture from the thumbnail, and so i clicked on it, only to see in the enlarged version the broken windows and understand your choice of title.
what a shame no one is rescuing it and giving it a happier life.
pierrefonds (71117) 2014-01-04 4:50
The sujet est bien cadré. La prise de vue permet de voir une doubler perspective de l'architecture de l'immeuble Relais. Le ciel partiellement nuageux donne un bon contraste aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.
- Copyright: Mario Hains (hains) (9475)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Ruins, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Fujifilm S4800
- Exposure: f/3.3, 1/350 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-03 4:47