Abbey Ruins – Mackenzie King Estate

Abbey Ruins

Here’s a sketch I made over Canada Day weekend of some ruins on the Mackenzie King Estate. William Lyon Mackenzie King (for my readers outside of Canada) was Canada’s 10th Prime Minister and was Prime Minister for 22 years (his image is on the 50 dollar bill).

Chantal and I headed to the Estates with Peanut and came across these ruins, which were actually moved there by King as a place for reflection. He took fire-ravaged remains from the Parliament Buildings and other damaged elements and facades from Ottawa to create this arrangement.

You can blame Peanut for all the dirt on the page. I stood up to stretch my legs and he stretched his, dirty paws and all, over my drawing.


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