Carbide Ruins - Gatineau Park, QC.

Carbide Ruins - Gatineau Park, QC.

On Saturday Sep 2nd I had the pleasure to film and photograph the Carbide Willson Ruins with the awesome Nick DeGiorgio. We set off way too early in the morning to take advantage of the awesome weather and the fact that the landmark was tourist free. Enjoy! 

 

Thomas “Carbide” Willson made a name (and a terrific nickname) for himself in 1892 when he essentially created the process by which we create calcium carbide, an important industrial chemical. But as he continued trying to create chemical innovations, Willson built the summer home/laboratory which still stands in Gatineau Park (although as a hollowed out ruin). - Source: http://www.atlasobscura.com/

 

 

Lac Meech on the way to the ruinsPath to reach the ruinsGardenoutside the ruinsThe ruins from the outsideCarbide Ruin from insideThe ruins from the insidePicture of the waterfall outside the ruin

 

 



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