Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The Abbey Ruins

 Continuing on where I left off yesterday with the Abbey at the Mackenzie King Estate, this place provides great photo opportunities.


The stones from this next section were salvaged from the original Centre Block and brought here. 


Among them is a stone tablet containing the Arms of England- the mother country surrounded by stones of the nation it gave rise to, a deliberate choice by Mackenzie King.


This set came from a house that was to be demolished. Mackenzie King found in this the inspiration for the entire idea of the Abbey, saved it, and brought it here.


This came from the same house- a home in Ottawa once owned by a former premier of Quebec, a deliberate choice by Mackenzie King to pay respects to the French origins of the country.


Beyond, the woods were in fall colours.

52 comments:

  1. How old are the Arms of England? Is the stone tablet dated?

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  2. A very beautiful and interesting site!

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  3. The ruins are beautiful. I love the arches. Take care, have a great day!

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  4. ...William, I've enjoyed seeing these sights again.

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  5. It would have been a wonderful place to stay.

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  6. Love the curves of the stone and brick work!

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  7. What a wonderful setting fot photo shoots.

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  8. How lovely...following the 19th century tradition (or maybe earlier) of having a folly on the grounds.

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  9. Wonderful photos and compostion.

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  10. Great Abbey ruins photos ~ thanks,

    Wishing you good health, laugther and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  11. I love old ruins, no chance of seeing anything like that here though

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  12. Such a powerfully symbolic and historic place. William. Thank you

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  13. Hay sitios muy interesantes, para hacer buenas tomas fotogr√°ficas.

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  14. King left us many artifacts to enjoy.

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    1. What a gift he gave to the country- and that he was to the country.

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  15. Beautiful place to visit and some fab photos here.

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  16. Not much left of this fine old Abby, but the stones that are left tells a story.

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  17. Such a great place to visit and you've shared some wonderful photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  18. The ruins of the abbey are really mesmerzing. I love the arches andplaque.

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