Sunday, September 30, 2007
Yesterday was a perfect Fall day. So I drove to South River to take pictures.I stopped at the old railway station, which has been restored but is not used any more.I got some very good images most of them in black and white.So expect a few more in the next few days. Many viewers don't realize that you can enlarge the image by clicking on the small image on the blog. When you press F11 the image will fill the screen. Press F11 again to get back to your menu bars.
Friday, September 28, 2007
this is my final image of the Brent store. I suspect that Nonie thought I made the remark about the clutter and dust. No I did not however I should say that I did not have the same emotions about the place than you do. Of course we all have spots we feel very attached to while others don't move us. I did enjoy Brent but it certainly is not a ghost town. People live there either during the Summer while a few hardy ones stay year round. The store caters to canoeists,backpackers and campers.The surroundings are beautiful but the place is now simply a cottage community.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
In an earlier posting Nonie told us that she had visited Brent, an old logging community, in Algonquin Park. So I went with my wife to see this place. After driving for about forty kilometres over a very winding gravel road we arrived at the town located on a beautiful lake. The houses are now simple cottages but the store is something else. The place is crammed full of "stuff" mainly for the canoeists and campers. So here is a picture which gives you some idea what it looks like.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
One final image from our visit to Fort Temiscamingue. At this park you will find a interesting small cedar grove. The trees are twisted in a variety of shapes, which make this site a great source for visually interesting photographs.I will certainly go back when I have more time to look around.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
In an essay on the Abitibi Fur Brigade the artist and writer Arthur Heming (1870-1940) describes how the furs were transported from the Hudson Bay post on Lake Abitibi to Lake Temiskaming. The Abitibi Fur Brigade was the last of the once famous canoe flotillas. They operated till the early twentieth century.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Yesterday we made a trip around lake Temiskaming. In Ville Marie we picnicked at the site of the old Fort Temiscamingue. I had not been there for a few years and was surprised at the changes on the site. First I was not sure if I liked the reconstruction of the fort by showing only elements of building and rooms. After looking at my pictures I realized that instead of building a replica they made it look like the remnants of buildings. Very similar of what you would see on other countries which show the ruins of the former site.Hope you like it Nonie.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thanks for your comment Nonie. Here is another picture of the same barn. I liked the pattern of the light in this image. This place was wonderful. It was a pity I couldn't spend more time there. The palce even has an old pioneer graveyard. But I will go back next year and hope to get many great images.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
We started our tour with a visit to the Norman Hardie Winery in Prince Edward County. This winery is in a class by itself. The wine is simply superb. Try the Pinot Noir unbelievably good. The other interesting part of this visit is that the wine tasting area is inside the winery itself. You are surrounded by the large French oak barrels and the work continues around you. I loved it.
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Yesterday we did a wine tour of Prince Edward County. It was a glorious day. We visited five great wineries and I can recommend visiting this area. The area is still largely rural and the wineries are small. I photographed this birdhouse at the Chadsey's Cairn Winery, which is actually an old farm. Check out their website. I definitely plan to go back and stay longer so I can , in addition to tasting the wine, spend more time taking pictures.
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Another view of my favourite trail along Lake Nipissing. I prefer to take evening shots after the sun sets. The colours are much richer and you don't have to worry about the enormous contrast in light. But walking along the trail I saw the almost magical light of the sun streaming from between the trees. It is of course a very romantic view but I could not walk by without taking the picture.