Photographs and Memories - Mackenzie King Estates

Yesterday Mary Anne and I, along with our beloved mutts: Cruise and Saydee went out for a hike to the ruins at Mackenzie King Estates in Gatineau Park. I hadn’t been there in quite some time but memories of the times I had been there before came flooding back. I even remember seeing a photograph of my mother with her sisters posing in front of the same ruins that we were visiting some 70 years before. I wish I could find that photo.

I also have memories of visiting this place as a little girl with my family and climbing some of the trees. And I remembered going there as a new photographer some 13 years ago photographing the same ruins and I was hopeful that I would do better this time.

The ruins we visited are remnants of the Parliament Buildings that were destroyed by fire in 1916. Canada’s 10th Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King used to have his summer home at this place and it has since been turned into a popular tourist attraction and tea room.

So here I am again in 2018 making art and documenting our time here. Photography is nice like that.

So here are my favourite from the day.

All photographs were made with Fujifilm XH1 camera and xf1655F2.8 lens.