Would you Travel to Explore a Cemetery?

I think the idea that walking through a cemetery is scary or should be, is created by the media. In reality, its usually quiet, tends to be damp, among the trees, or windy if there are few trees. I’ve photographed an old cemetery which was on the edge of a farm field, only one tree. It was very cold and windy.… Read the rest

Abandoned London, A Book by Katie Wignall

Katie Wignall, is a history blogger and sightseeing tour guide in London, England, UK. She is promoting her book, Abandoned London, about old, disappearing and historical places.

Amazon.ca – Abandoned LondonĀ  – Available July 6, 2021.

Anywhere in Europe will have more, or at least older, places to explore than Ontario. It would be nice to see them.… Read the rest

What do You Know About Birds in Ontario

Today I noticed this artwork of North American birds, by Michelle Scribbles.

I see birds when I explore old places. Most birds avoid people but some will follow you, and attack you too. I prefer the birds that keep their distance, of course. Well, sort of. I do especially like blue jays, crows and some of the other predatory birds.… Read the rest

Rooftopping: Rooftop Photography and City Skylines

Your camera is packed, you head out the door with a planned destination. You plan to go far, far up that is. High into the atmosphere where it will be colder, windier and a bit dangerous (more dangerous the higher you go).

Make sure you have charged up the battery on your camera. There is nothing quite so stupid feeling as to finally get to the top of the building, passing security measures, daring yourself to open that door and face the elements… then realize you can’t take more than one damn photo because your camera battery is all but completely dead.… Read the rest