We are lucky to live within a 15-minute drive of 'Canada's most beautiful village' - Merrickville (no, I didn't make that up - it's official), situated on the Rideau River. I went there today to make a few photos of some of the relics of yesteryear's industry. The earliest setllement there dates back to 1791 (fairly 'modern' compared to Europe). With abundant power from the river, over 50 industries thrived in Merrickville in the 19th century. Today, the oldest foundry in Eastern Canada, dating back to 1840, still crafts metal products. Hope you don't mind a bit of history.
(18-55mm f5.6 1/1250 sec ISO200)
wall of the old mill; inscription reads 'S. H. Mirick 1848'
(18-55mm f5.6 1/320 sec ISO200)
'interior' of mill
(18-55mm f8 1/160 sec ISO200)
old turbine mfg'd by Northern Electric
(18-55mm f8 1/100 sec ISO100)
(18-55mm f8 1/60 sec ISO200)
old abandoned boiler
(18-55mm f18 1/6 sec ISO100)
the Rideau water that drove industry