The building in this photo is our local museum.

The building was the original power plant for our city, thus the tall smoke stack.

The Soo Line Historical Museum (named for the rail line that passes along the north side of the building) not only contains historical artifacts from the area, but it is also home to the Wilson Silver Collection – the world’s largest private silver collection.

One of my walking paths along the riverbank takes me past this beautiful old brick building. I’ve photographed it at many angles, in every season, and at many different times of day. The silhouette at sunrise is perhaps my favourite.

“We used to build temples, and museums are about as close as secular society dares to go in facing up to the idea that a good building can change your life (and a bad one ruin it).”

~Alain de Botton