Earnscliffe is a photographer's dream from the outside. It is beautiful inside too, though photography inside is not allowed. John A. Macdonald died here in 1891 in a room on the second floor, a room that today is largely preserved as it was. It was the passing of a man who, among all of our Fathers of Confederation, was the driving force of it all. It's a fitting home for Britain's top diplomat to Canada, and not that far from work- the High Commission is near the National War Memorial and the National Arts Centre.
It might well be a very English thing to tend to gardens, and the grounds here are well seen to. This statue always seems to catch my eye when I visit.
This view looks out onto the river, with Gatineau on the far shore.
There was an outdoor tent set up for tea, which included a table set up for a shop, Jacobsons, that happens to be nearby and sells British goods.
I contented myself with taking more exterior shots of the residence, which was a busy place, before going inside. Thus ends this year's Doors Open series. I hope it has been enjoyable for you.
Those British goods look wonderful!ReplyDelete
It was a very pretty series of buildings to watch.ReplyDelete
A very beautiful home.ReplyDelete
...and all good things come to an end!ReplyDelete
Gostei do jardim.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
Beautiful facade and grounds!ReplyDelete
Schönes Gebäude und eine schöne Grünanlage am Haus.ReplyDelete
@Linda: I thought so!ReplyDelete
@Marianne: I enjoyed presenting them.
@Tom: that is true.
@Halcyon: I think so too.
@Noke: thank you.
The English really do know how to do a good garden ☺ It's been a super series William, you have encouraged me to make more effort when we have Doors Open here!ReplyDelete
An enjoyable series indeed, William, thank you !ReplyDelete
It's a beautiful house and an equally beautiful garden. I would have been tempted by those British goods.ReplyDelete
A beautiful building!ReplyDelete
Hello, it is a beautiful house and a lovely garden. Pretty statue and a great tour. Happy Monday, Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!ReplyDelete
A wonderful programe to share the treasures! Thanks WilliamReplyDelete
@Grace: I must not have remembered it being an idea in Australia. I know some cities in the United States do it, from the odd blog I've seen. And Museum Night in Europe is rather similar in its concept.ReplyDelete
@Karl: it's been a pleasure to show the series.
@Sharon: I'll have to go up to Jacobsons the next time I'm out that way. I think I must have passed by it when I visited Beechwood Cemetery.
@RedPat: it certainly is.
@Eileen: thank you!
@Cloudia: you're welcome.
As I said before there's lots of history in this place. I learn history easier if I can see it.ReplyDelete
Beautiful building. Have a beautiful day!ReplyDelete
i love the water fountain, love all the white trimmings. so so pretty! happy week! ( ;ReplyDelete
The fountain is my favorite!ReplyDelete
That statue and the greenery catch my eye. Maybe I'm British!ReplyDelete
@Red: it's a wonderful place to visit.ReplyDelete
@Nancy: thank you!
@Beth: so do I.
@Norma: it's a good fountain.
@Revrunner: it is.
A gorgeous building. I love that fountain.ReplyDelete
A series of open doors? How delightful. You could also have a series of open windows to go along with your series of closed stained glass. 😎ReplyDelete
A shame that the interior was off limits to cameras.ReplyDelete
Earnscliffe is such a lovely place - both building and structure. The building looks like our neo-Gothic style building in Dromana known as Heronswood.ReplyDelete
Absolutely stunning, William. Excellent photos.ReplyDelete
That's a wonderful building surrounded by a beautiful garden.ReplyDelete
Lawns look British too :) You know what is the secret of British lawns beauty? All you have to do is cutting and watering them... for three hundred years...ReplyDelete
@Bill: so do I.ReplyDelete
@Eve: it's a great concept, Doors Open weekend.
@Mari: it's quite a beautiful place inside.
@Gemma: this one was well built.
@Molly: thank you.
@Jan: it is indeed.
@Klara: yes, a British garden too!