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.