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Cégep John Abbott College

September 20, 2012

This is the main buildling where I work. The Hertzberg building, an example of early 20th century architecture, is the central buildling at Cégep John Abbott College, and its name honours Gerhard Herzberg, a physicist and physical chemist who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1971. The college is named after John Abbott (1821-1893), who then became the first native born prime minister of Canada, and a former Mayor of Montreal who lived in nearby Senneville.

Voici l’édifice Hertzberg au Cégep John Abbott College. C’est tellement une belle architecture, avec une fénestration incroyable. Ce qui est triste est que certaines fenêtres sont bannies, par manque d’espace, car une bibliothèque peut résider en avant d’une fenêtre ou une cloison pour diviser un espace. Les terrains de ce Cégep sont immense (300 acres) et ont beaucoup d’arbres matures. Cette semaine les élèves étaient couchés sur le gazon, regroupés en petits groupes… beaux moments.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 20, 2012 9:04 pm

    There’s a beautiful glow to the colours in this Jane.

  2. September 20, 2012 9:21 pm

    Thank you Shari — I took a picture instead of scanning so I have to start figuring out if I will use my very very low end scanner (which erases almost all of the colours), or try to take pictures (that colour cast the picture with incandescent lighting) that are somewhat respectable. Still have to figure that one out 😉

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