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Nov 17, 2011

Great Barn at Marylake

I was birdwatching on the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail, at Marylake Shrine and Monastery yesterday, and decided to take a picture of the Great Barn from an angle I had not taken previously.   The photograph may be of interest to my fellow King Township residents who have never seen this southward hilltop view.   The barn does not seem so large from this perspective, but stand close to it or slip inside, onto the upper barn floor, and look up (see photo below).   It is an amazing structure and certainly a worthy, if unintentional, monument to its original owner, Sir Henry Pellatt.   Sadly, this one-of-a-kind, historical, Canadian structure is in a state of disrepair that is quickly approaching the point of no return.                  

Photos by BarrytheBirder
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