The train doesn’t run these days.
But it once did regular trips bringing people and goods to the upper Ottawa Valley and the Town of Mattawa and beyond.
The station is derelict and decaying slowly. The ghosts of the past flow through the mind when walking the platform. The sounds of steam and diesel echo in the Valley.
Once upon a time it was a robust cared-for
building filled with pride.
The changing of life in Canada cost it its life as a useful citizen.
Now the trains rumble right on by without blinking.
The ephemeral air of the sadness of allowing such a building and its memories to deteriorate to nothingness permeates the place.
This powerhouse supplied Temiscaming, Quebec with electrical power from around 1923.
Kipawa Power House
Summer on Lake Nipissing.
Recent days have seen Mother Nature becoming gently emotional.
The South Shore of Lake Nipissing on a warm August afternoon.
Looks pretty good in monochrome too.
Winter Ice on Lake Nipissing.
Quebec City on a wet afternoon late in the tourist season.
Perce Rock from the other side with parts of the Town of Perce, QC in the background.
There is a place near North Bay where Duchesnay Creek finds its way down the escarpment in a series of jumps.
This is one drop and landing for the water.
These photographs were published elsewhere over the past couple of weeks.
The Red Deer River Valley, Alberta.
Near Drumheller, and the
Royal Tyrrell Museum.
Yesterday’s storm has provided a blanket to huddle under.
Time to peek out and see what’s happening.