Friday, 10 October 2008

House in the Woods

8.5"X5.5" Pencil on paper

The title is a little fanciful, it is actually an historic building which has been preserved on the edge of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Common. I can't remember who it belonged to now but it is adjacent to Butler's Barracks and probably housed a commanding officer at some point. It appears to date from the late 18th or early 19th centuries and although it has been preserved, it hasn't been restored and the inside is sadly derelict. It nestles prettily under the trees though, and the atmosphere is of a woodsman's cottage encountered on a country hike.

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