The Outlet

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Photographe: Caroline Beaudoin
Magog
Le Quartier Tisserand

This cultural landscape conveys, to me, the historical essence of la Ville de Magog's settlement and subsequent prosperity. The water in the foreground represents a small portion of Lake Memphremagog's outlet which enabled the textile mill to operate, and continues to generate enough hydroelectricity to supply a large portion of the region- this natural resource ensured the Ville de Magog's earliest development, and contributes to its continued prosperity. The architecture in the middle ground is wonderfully eclectic, rangeing from the monumental to the vernacular- scenes that are characteristically ''typiquement Memphrémagog.'' The scene evokes a harmonious relationship between humans and nature, while reinforcing an awareness of how utterly dependent we are on nature's resources.