cattle castle

By: Lesley

Jul 12 2010

Category: Ottawa


Focal Length:5.2mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

The Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, was built in 1898 for $75,000 for the Central Canada Exhibition and modelled after The Crystal Palace in London.  Today it is the only remaining example of a Victorian exhibition hall in Canada. Although now used for trade shows and events it used to house agricultural shows and during the Boer War, and the two World Wars, was home to several infantry regiments.

Participating in Mellow Yellow Monday


12 comments on “cattle castle”

  1. This is a beautiful building, I’m glad it is so well preserved.

    • Like most buildings that are preserved, this one was almost condemned to be demolished, then was restored to its former glory in the 1990s.

  2. It’s a beautiful building indeed.

  3. Such a fragile-looking building for the purpose. It must be a lot stronger than it looks to have survived so long. Nice find for MYM.

  4. beautiful photo and thanks for the background, very interesting!

  5. I think it’s amazing that it has escaped demolition! I’m glad someone rescued it in time.

    • I believe there is still come controversy over Lansdowne Park and the use of the buildings, but this is an historical site so will be preserved (I hope).

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