December the twenty-ninth dawned very cold but also very clear, and with snow still clinging to boughs, I couldn’t resist heading out to take a few photos.
I spotted this lamppost decorated for the season by the townhall in Carleton Place, a town to the west of Ottawa. The townhall lies just off the right side of the photo, and we are looking across the Mississippi River (no, not that Mississippi River) toward the steeple of St James Anglican Church.
We are looking dowstream along the Mississippi River in Carleton Place at the Boulton Brown Mill, originally built in 1832, and apparently reworked in 1885 by Horace Brown. The mill was used until the 1960s when sections were destroyed by fire. It now houses luxury condominiums.
Near Almonte, Ontario, The Auld Kirk was a Presbyterian Church (Church of Scotland) built in 1836 but, very surprisingly to me, has not been used much since 1864 after the railway came to nearby Almonte .
The Mississippi River crosses the main street of Almonte (of Mississippi Mills, west of Ottawa) in a series of falls. I thought that I might get some interesting shots on a very cold winter day after a snowfall and I was not disappointed.