Almonte and the Mississippi Textile Museum

Another busy Friday of thesis-writing and train-riding as I am headed once again to Montreal for the weekend. I’m going to leave you with another photo-essay of my trip to Almonte last weekend. Almonte is a small town just west of Ottawa, notable for its past as a prominent centre of the textile industry in Ontario, which is memorialized in their Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. The museum is lovely, if smaller than I expected, and the town has immense charm. It was the perfect day to wander about, incredibly sunny and hot but just lovely near the river and waterfalls. I managed to resist the ice cream stall, but I think I may have been the only one in town who did!

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The entrance to the Museum, which is located inside the warehouse and counting house of one of the old textile mills. The mills themselves have mostly been converted into condo buildings.

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Inside the museum

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A giant carding machine

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Walking spinning wheel

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More industrial spinning and weaving equipment

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The main street downtown Almonte, with the giant old post office in pride of place at the top of the hill.

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This charming pathway led from the Town Hall, under the bridge and ended at a pub with a beautiful patio.

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Best. Condo. Location. Ever.

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And of course, the ice cream stand.

Where have your travels taken you lately?

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