Looking Out Of The Window
Young lady from the last century looking out of the window at the Watson’s Mill in Manotick. I captured this image in the historic heritage community and live museum South of Ottawa in Ontario. The place was founded in 1864 by Moss Kent Dickinson – mayor of Ottawa, and it is situated on the Rideau Canal – part of the Village of Long Island Locks
The lady I photographed was part of the museum guide personnel – all dressed with costumes from the last century. I was on the second floor of the mill and I liked the light-dark contrast created by the window. I asked the lady guide to pose for me looking out, and that was for a more dramatic reason…
As history tells, this building was the scene of a tragic accident: while visiting the mill for the first time, the owner’s young wife, got her dress caught in a rotating shaft, and she was pulled down and killed instantly.
In some evenings with moonlight, locals say that that they can still see a beautiful young lady looking out the window of the second floor of Watson’s Mill…
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