I looked at the photos of barns in this post. To me, most of them are inactive, not actually abandoned. They are still maintained, enough to not be falling down, don’t look salvaged for barn boards, etc. So, they didn’t really seem abandoned or derelict. Probably someone else would consider any barn not actively used to be abandoned.… Read the rest
We hear about the grain elevators from Saskatchewan but less often about our own Ontario barns. Those hand built, long standing structures right in our own backyard, not literally in most cases. But, there they are. You don’t need to drive far outside of a city or town in Ontario to find an old barn.
Cathedrals of the fields is a great description for them.… Read the rest
One of my photos was included in an article about abandoned houses, on a site called Art & Home.
They added it from Pinterest, known for being a great source of photographs (I’m joking). So there is no attribute or link to me.
It bugs me that I don’t seem to have my original image file for this photo (and most of the others from this house) any more.… Read the rest
I remember the original website, which you can still see (the front page and not much else) with the Wayback Machine. I could not find an update about Bruce Brigham and both of his web domains abandonedontario.ca and abandonedontario.com are parked/ 404 now. Not a good sign. I exchanged an email with him, once, long ago.… Read the rest
I tried to find the photographer, Kevin McElheran online. No luck, just more abandoned or broken links. I did find a description which was posted with another copy of the same photo, on two other sites. So, some background information about how the photo was taken. But, I still don’t know what happened to Kevin McElheran from Calgary, Alberta.… Read the rest
I found Steve Skafte (YouTube video posts) today from a post on the CBC site. He was interviewed about his photographs and research of abandoned roads in Nova Scotia.
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When he was a kid, his bedroom walls were covered in maps. He was fascinated with exploring Nova Scotia, so once he travelled all the roads he could track down in his community, his attention shifted to the roads that weren’t clearly marked.
Even though the links to the photos (from Flickr) are broken now, the post is still up on the site, with the photos. It was nice to be mentioned and have my photos shown. I’m working on reposting my photos here. There are a lot of them.
A house that will be demolished, eventually. Not far outside of Barrie, Simcoe County, Ontario.