Abandoned Buildings

On our way up to the Bruce Peninsula for our second camping trip, my co-explorer and I discovered five abandoned buildings within a short distance of each other. The photographer and architecture-lover within me could not resist stopping; the explorer and archaeologist within my co-explorer couldn’t resist either. The houses were achingly beautiful, each in its own way. I’m not brave when it comes to entering them, so I focussed on capturing the exterior beauty of decay in black and white. I really enjoy shooting in black and white since it allows me to focus on the play of light and shadows. 

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What a University Should Look Like

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If I were in charge of things, universities would be required to build in the neo-classical styles or, at the very least, collegiate gothic. I think the University of Guelph is the most gorgeous university campus I’ve seen. I love how they have preserved the original buildings (including original houses and the bull ring) while in-filling with modern buildings. The buildings from the 60s are unfortunate, but the more recent glass constructions complement the original brick and stone buildings.

Historic Building: Erland Lee (Museum) Home

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The Lee (http://www.erlandlee.com) is currently closed to the public, but you can still enjoy the building’s board-and-batten heritage exterior.  I stopped by this evening at the perfect time of day and caught it in the golden light of the setting sun. The house commands an amazing view out over Lake Ontario from the very edge of the Niagara Escarpment.