The Ghost of Lover’s Lane – Hermitage Ruins in Ancaster, Ontario

Odds and Ends – Monday June 8, 2015

Chris Erskine, Urban Landscape Artist, outside the campus art gallery
Chris Erskine, Urban Landscape Artist; outside the campus art gallery.

In the next week or so, the re-building of the Hermitage Ruins will begin.  My understanding is that the process will start with the numbering of all the stone in the main structure.  I have not heard yet whether they are going to save the remains of the outer buildings or not.

Last year, I had the good fortune to have the founder of Ghost Walks to show me the ruins. He told me the tale of Lover’s Lane and the Hermitage Ruins.  A few weeks later, I went on the actual tour – at night.  It was an amazing experience, and I strongly recommend the experience to everyone.

For those of you who missed the original posting, here is a repeat of the Legend of Lover’s Lane.

http://www.ghostwalks.com/hermitage.htm

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskine

 

Hermitage #HamOnt – Part 8

Odds and Ends

Urban Landscape Artist - Chris Erskine
Urban Landscape Artist – Chris Erskine

 

This is part 8 and the final installment of the unfinished Hermitage Ruins doc.  Last year, as it appeared that the Hermitage would be partial demolished, a group of activists held a gathering at the Hermitage.  Their goal, to save the Hermitage.

This short and unfinished film follows some of the lead organizers as they explore the ruins and try to understand the location of the various buildings on the site.

It was a wonderful day of exploration, and really captured the power of the Hermitage over the imagination of those who visit the site.

Hope you enjoy the final installment.

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

Hermitage – Part 7

Visual Artist - 24 May 2015
Visual Artist – 24 May 2015

 

Here is part 7 of the Hermitage.

 

 

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

Hermitage – Part 6

Artist Chris Erskine - Hamilton, Ont.
Artist Chris Erskine – Hamilton, Ont.

Hope everyone is having a fun long weekend. Here is another installment of a walk around the Hermitage Ruins, located in Hamilton, Ontario.

 

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

Odds & Ends – Hermitage Part 2

20 Apr 2015

Odds & Ends for April 20th, 2015
Odds & Ends for April 20th, 2015

 

For the next 4-5 weeks, I will be busy with family commitments; so here are some raw footage of past film projects.  This week, part 2 of the never completed film project on the saving of the Hermitage Ruins that are located in Ancaster, Ontario.

Chris Erskine

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#erskinec

Odds and Ends – #savethehermitage

Odds and Ends for Monday, April 13th, 2015.  Every Monday, I post things that didn’t make it into a finish project.  This week: the Save the Hermitage Doc.

 

 

Over the next few weeks, I will post clips from this first day of shooting of an indie short film that never materialized.

 

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

Hamilton Artist Update 38 – Hermitage and film-making projects

On location – the Hermitage Ruins, Ancaster (Ontario).

This week:

1. Efforts continue to save the Hermitage

2. Continue to work on documentaries including: Saving the Hermitage and The 1854 Cholera Outbreak

3. Continue to the Hamilton urban sound mapping Project

 

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

 

Hamilton Artist Update 36 – Hamilton City Hall

 

http://fatcats-starvingdogs.com A weekly update of Artist Chris Erskine’s art and art related interests.

This week: traffic problems on the 403, Hermitage fate goes before Hamilton City Council, the influence of Hamilton Artist Chris Healey.

http://chrishealey.me/

 

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com
@erskinec

Hamilton Artist Update 35

This week:

1. The Ebola Outbreak

2. Hamilton’s 1854 Cholera Outbreak

3. Hermitage Update

 

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

#SavetheHermitage Update

A quick update on the latest developments for the Hermitage Ruins, located in Ancaster, Ontario.

Please don’t forget to email 159 words of support to Hamilton City Council prior to Wed’s vote on saving the Hermitage.

http://www.hamilton.ca/YourElectedOfficials/WardCouncillors/

Chris Erskine
chriserskineartist@gmail.com
@erskinec