Yesterday’s post, “The Toad And The Nun“, took a brief look at our heritage site, St. Ann’s Academy. This beautiful facility was the first learning institution in the city of Victoria, and was accompanied by St. Joseph’s Hospital, right across the street. Today this hospital is an apartment complex… we’re not sure if it’s a care facility or just standard living units, but it really comprises an important part of our cities history.
This gorgeous heritage building has a lovely turret. We all know how much I love turrets. I sure love this one. Grand columns decorate the front of the building, and the classic heritage styling that was so common for the times was a very strong architectural influence for the overall design. Incredible stonework completes the scene, and the surrounding grounds are full of lovely plants and trees.
This image allows us a closer look at the ornate columns of the front of the building. The lovely stonework is very evident in this photograph, and we can also see a glimpse of the lovely woodwork that the local artisans of the time created. It truly is a grand and beautiful facility.
We sure do appreciate you taking the time to pop by today for a visit, please feel free to leave us any comments you may have as we love to hear from our visitors!