I found a book with photographs and history of Ontario cemeteries and graveyards. There must be some difference between the two, I will look it up later. The book is by Jennifer McKendry. She is a history enthusiast in Kingston, Ontario. On her site she has written about antiques, architecture, old houses, and researching historic properties.… Read the rest
Sam Roberts (Ghostsigns UK) and Roy Reed are looking for funding to complete their project, documenting London, England’s ghost signs. For a pledge of $77 Canadian you can get a copy of the book sent to you. They expect to have it ready to mail out by Christmas this year, 2021. You can also just donate to sponsor the project.
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
Another idea for backyard explorers, public benches in parks, along trails, anywhere you can walk to. Some benches have been built for people to take a break during a walk. Some give people a place to sit, read awhile and admire the scenery or a great view. Some were donated as memorials with a plaque for a family member, local business or celebrity.… Read the rest
Bumbling Along is (so far) the only Canadian link I have found.
I’m hoping to find more but.. there are two main sites which have world wide links and resources.
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Letterboxing is a outdoor recreational activity which combines collecting, puzzle-solving, and treasure hunting.
Briefly, letterboxing enthusiasts hide and hunt weatherproof containers in remote or scenic places.
I have especially liked Manitoba since I first traveled out west from Ontario. I considered moving to Winnipeg, sometimes I still consider moving there. Winnipeg felt like a ruralized version of Toronto. I liked the local transit, the people I met and, more importantly, Winnipeg has great history and old buildings. I’m looking forward to the arrival of the book!… Read the rest
Sorry to see it closed. I loved the idea. I still draw the odd map, long hand. None of mine seem important enough to post though.
Map Your Neighbourhood – There is a guide to drawing your own local, neighbourhood map, as a project.
Start with landmarks you remember in your neighbourhood. Just make note of them before you begin drawing.… Read the rest
I ordered this book and it has arrived. All packaged up very nicely. I was expecting more photographs, but we are becoming too dependent on the visual and instant gratification these days. I am very happy about the content and the poetry (atmosphere of the book). I started reading as soon as I had it out of the packaging.… Read the rest
I wrote a post like this before. This one has more points about being prepared and bringing stuff with you. I don’t really do either of those. I wear totally the wrong shoes and I only bring the map book and my camera. These days I usually have another person driving, which is a big help and means I’m not exploring alone (even though she stays in the car).… Read the rest