Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Egg shell blue.. a woman's touch!



'What a very pretty colour' was the first thing I thought when I saw the building above, followed by Co-Masonic Temple..  quoi? The 'Co' means that women can be admitted as members thanks to French feminists in the late 1890's forming Le Droit Humain. Not popular with male-only Masonic lodges who 'do not recognize Co-Fremasonry, holding it to be irregular or clandestine' hmm! Spotted in Northbridge, a diversely ethnic inner-city suburb, I'm going back to explore more thoroughly! Hope your week is off to a happy start, take care.. p.s. only one photo.. it's been a while :) p.p.s. Surely a woman who would pick egg shell blue right!

40 comments:

  1. Women Masons?
    She could never handle a chisel!

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  2. Admittedly these secret societies just leave me suspicious. Interesting colour though for the building!

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  3. What a fun shot to start my week, Grace!! And I hope you have a great new week!! Enjoy!

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  4. Wish you a nice new week. Well done.

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  5. I still struggle with understanding Masonic activity. It's a lovely colour, especially with that gorgeous blue door! Well done for the one photo. I'm struggling with that too!!!

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  6. Women wanting to eb equal to men?.. wwhat a lack of ambition, they deserve so much more !! :o)

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  7. I still don't get what the Masons are all about.

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  8. I had not heard of Co-Masonic so I've learned something new today. I love Malyss' comment above.

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  9. Thought Masons were all men! Building is pretty on exterior.

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  10. That shadow looks like a shadow on snow on a sunny day!

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  11. I love the color and the building, but I have to admit I don't know much about the Masons.

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  12. The "regular" Masonic order sounds much like the Roman church - a bunch of old, white men, scared of women, won't let them in to play. Did you know there is an organization of Catholic priests - all of whom are women. Of course they've been excommunicated for daring to think they're as good as men, but maybe they will change things down the road as it sounds these Masonic women did. And I love the color, too!

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  13. FirsI ever heard of anykind of Mason anything that allowed women to join.

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  14. That is a pretty.color My new house is decorated with a lot of blue. I don't mind men only and women only organizations. I would hate to think I had to take along my husband on a girlfriend getaway..My husband goes skiing with his Rotary buddies for years..I know you are talking about an organization....would be an interesting discussion. Janey

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  15. A similar dear smallish building is our masonic temple here in Honolulu. Has lions out front! But no such disarming bleu. This is the first I've heard of Co-Masonry. Like reform Judaism in a way. The temple in Philadelphia is a massive castle of a place! <3


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  16. Even from afar, I have heard all about Northbridge. What a pretty blue.

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  17. At least it's not Pink like ours.

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  18. it's a pretty blue! i didn't know masons were international!

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  19. The back streets of Northbridge are fascinating! Love the blue, my goodness that building is nearly as old as I am!!!

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  20. How very interesting, and what a perfect shade of blue. Co-Masonry... I have never heard of that, but I learn something every day from friends around the world. Merci, mon amie!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  21. I´m not into religion much - but that house with the car (VW Golf?) in front reminds me a lot of a pic I took in Cuba!
    Maybe the same temps also.
    And now off into my real world, minus 1C....

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  22. I like the art deco design. Quite an informative post.

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  23. Freemasonry has always fascinated me Grace. "Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."— Franklin D. Roosevelt, American President and Freemason

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  24. Beautiful! I wanted to subscribe to your blog by email but didn't find the link. Is there one?

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  25. That is a surprising blue for a masonic lodge. I have only seen a creamy tone or off white. Striking darker blue on the door.

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  26. I love BLUE colours.
    Look at the BLUE door. That is pretty too.

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  27. If men had their way they'd love to go back to mens only clubs. Not sure I would want to join the free masons but maybe the women who do can make more changes. (more than the colour of the building one hopes)

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  28. It is always a bit mystic to me this society with special customs and clothings.They are very closed to the outside world. A blue building for them I have never seen.

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  29. Only one photo today? I am really disappointed ! :-)
    Like the blue and the public phone (?)

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  30. I do not know what they actually do, but the color is really nice!

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  31. Well that's perfect for us visitors to North Carolina... where the university color is not egg-shell blue but sky-blue.

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  32. Nice coloring, but a woman would have to be a bit 'touched' to enter here. Really.

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  33. I've never heard of this. Thanks Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  34. Irregular or clandestine? :) Well, I don't want to be a member of a Masonic Lodge...but I don't want to be told I can't either. :)

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