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.

Chris 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


Hermitage – Part 7

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


Here is part 7 of the Hermitage.



Chris Erskine


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


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


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


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