A few years ago, it was converted into affordable housing units for the elderly, disabled, and others that fit income guidelines. Which is pretty neat.
I’ve wanted to shoot some pictures there for a while. Today seemed as good a day as any. I got some really good stuff, but won’t get to editing it until tomorrow. I’m too tired to do more than a few “samples” tonight. Garry shot some nice pictures too.
It was an exceptionally bright day and the light played strange tricks with my camera and on our eyes. Both Garry and I were having a lot of trouble seeing either through the viewfinder or on the LCD. The light was so very bright and right in our faces.
I got lucky and the light streaked interestingly, creating some unusual effects that are completely natural. I wish I could reproduce them … but right now, they are officially a happy accident. More tomorrow. We will have to revisit this scene in a couple of weeks when the trees have changed. I think it will be amazing.
You would certainly never guess that this was anything but luxury housing. It is as high-end as this kind of housing could be.
Because it is in Uxbridge, the project is riddled by scandal, accusations of graft, corruption, flipping, excessive and unreported profits, vanishing money … the usual litany of “local business as usual.”
That being said, the resurrected Crown and Eagle is beautiful.
After we finished taking our pictures, I thought “gee, I wouldn’t mind living here.” Except for all that graft and corruption … and hey, this is Uxbridge. We expect nothing less.