Sunday, September 2, 2018

The Old Carbide Mill On The Island

This being the Labour Day weekend, I will be likely fairly scarce today and tomorrow, and will have to catch up after the weekend.

One day back in early July I came up to Portage Bridge to take a shot or two of the Ottawa River for the Change theme day. I decided to photograph the former Willson Carbide Mill that resides here on Victoria Island. Compare it to this winter visit from a post in February. The river itself and the Alexandra Bridge can be glimpsed in the background. I started walking around the perimeter, photographing as I went.


This final view of the structure includes the spires of Parliament Hill in the background.

30 comments:

  1. Oh my word, William, I clicked back to your winter post; what a difference. Like Gattina above, I love old buildings. Thanks for sharing. Jo

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  2. Love the old mill building William, in any season.. was wondering if it is or will be used for anything?

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  3. ...this was built to last, I hope that it is put to good use.

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  4. An investor could turn this mill into a destination all on its own. We've got one that has been repurposed and is amazing. That stonework is fabulous.

    Janis
    GDP

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  5. I like how they used stones in the walls.

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  6. enjoy your Labouring ... yep. i will say it that way. lol!! why not??! love the stone work. ( :

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  7. What a great old building with those fantastic stone walls.
    Although you've made some very nice shots of it again, I prefer the winter series as a whole.

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  8. Lots of texture in the walls of this old building. I love seeing things like that. So many interesting angles to shoot.

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  9. @Gattina: so do I.

    @Jo: you're welcome.

    @Grace: I'm not sure. The island status may not allow for anything but preservation, as there is a First Nations site close by.

    @Tom: they built it solidly.

    @Janis: it is quite a building.

    @Sandi: me too.

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Jan: both suit me.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Jeanie: true!

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  10. An industrial plant from another age. How different!

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  11. That is a very solid looking old stone structure. I'm surprised it hasn't been turned into something else.

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  12. Good thing it wasn't taxed per window.

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  13. Interesting photos. I wonder about all the bars on the windows.

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  14. Love the stone works and neat photos!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

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  15. That is quite a contrast. I guess the snows are not that far away?

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  16. A great spot for photographing!

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  17. Beautiful old building. It's sad it isn't being used.

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  18. @RedPat: I have always liked it.

    @Red: they built it well.

    @Sharon: I think there are several reasons it isn't beng used.

    @Revrunner: true!

    @Marie: definitely.

    @DJan: I am not sure about that.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Bill: it is indeed.

    @Janey: and closer to winter each day!

    @Marleen: that it is.

    @Maywyn: it has character.

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  19. Beautiful old building -- well made and made to last. I was just wondering if Canada celebrated Labor Day too. Now I know, thank you!! Hope you are enjoying your long weekend.

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  20. Don't you just love these old buildings and the colour of the stonework!
    Great pictures William, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  21. I'm going to have to look up carbide!

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  22. I remember liking this place from the older post. I also like seeing places in different seasons.

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  23. @Klara: it's quite a location.

    @Sallie: we do indeed.

    @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Jan: you're welcome.

    @Jennifer: it's not something you hear every day.

    @Jenn: I go over to that area every once in awhile for the view from the bridge for a photograph. My theme day for October will be from that spot.

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