Category: abandoned architecture

Next Generation – 2018

Next Generation – 2018

Once the largest coal fired generating station in North America housing 8 generating units, it could produce up 4000 MW at max capacity, which would be enough to power approximately 4,000,000 homes.

This is the turbine hall inside this facility where the generating units were housed.

Ontario, Canada.

Next Generation – 2018

Next Generation – 2018

Once the largest coal fired generating station in North America housing 8 generating units, it could produce up 4000 MW at max capacity, which would be enough to power approximately 4,000,000 homes.

This is the turbine hall inside this facility where the generating units were housed.

Ontario, Canada.

In the Canopy

In the Canopy

So apparently my followers don’t like seeing street photography, so I will switch gears and post something abandoned this time around.

This was one of the pavilions in a now abandoned zoo.  This building was filled with dead trees and it sits virtually untouched since its closure several years ago.  The zoo was open continuously for over 70 years until its recent closure which was attributed to declining attendance which resulted in large financial losses for the owners.

Abandoned Zoo, Canada.

In the Canopy

In the Canopy

So apparently my followers don’t like seeing street photography, so I will switch gears and post something abandoned this time around.

This was one of the pavilions in a now abandoned zoo.  This building was filled with dead trees and it sits virtually untouched since its closure several years ago.  The zoo was open continuously for over 70 years until its recent closure which was attributed to declining attendance which resulted in large financial losses for the owners.

Abandoned Zoo, Canada.

Shifting – 2018

Shifting – 2018

With well over a hundred units and multiple buildings, visiting this location was very much like exploring a ghost town.  I went back to this location a few times and the only other people around were a group of kids and some squatters living inside one of the units.  The power was on at this complex and most of the units were open and nothing was boarded, that was until there was a fire at one of the units, likely set by that same group of kids I had seen during a previous visit.  After the fire, the squatters were gone, the windows of the buildings were boarded and security roamed the grounds looking for trespassers.

Former public housing complex that was located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Shifting – 2018

Shifting – 2018

With well over a hundred units and multiple buildings, visiting this location was very much like exploring a ghost town.  I went back to this location a few times and the only other people around were a group of kids and some squatters living inside one of the units.  The power was on at this complex and most of the units were open and nothing was boarded, that was until there was a fire at one of the units, likely set by that same group of kids I had seen during a previous visit.  After the fire, the squatters were gone, the windows of the buildings were boarded and security roamed the grounds looking for trespassers.

Former public housing complex that was located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Saint Philip’s Anglican Church – 2015

Saint Philip’s Anglican Church – 2015

St. Philip’s Anglican Church built in 1894 atop the original foundation from 1848, was in operation until 2003 when a new building was built on the same property.  An attempt by the Diocese to obtain a demolition permit was denied by town council and the next day the church’s steeple was sawed off and pulled to the ground.  Shortly after this devastating incident the town designated the church a Municipal Heritage Structure.  Just days later, residents of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s witnessed a parishioner loading church pews into a truck and trailer. The man was allegedly following instructions from parish officials to cut them into shelving for the new church.

I took this photo of the church and its fallen steeple in June 2015, later that year in September, a demolition permit was issued and the church was demolished shortly after that.

St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.

Saint Philip’s Anglican Church – 2015

Saint Philip’s Anglican Church – 2015

St. Philip’s Anglican Church built in 1894 atop the original foundation from 1848, was in operation until 2003 when a new building was built on the same property.  An attempt by the Diocese to obtain a demolition permit was denied by town council and the next day the church’s steeple was sawed off and pulled to the ground.  Shortly after this devastating incident the town designated the church a Municipal Heritage Structure.  Just days later, residents of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s witnessed a parishioner loading church pews into a truck and trailer. The man was allegedly following instructions from parish officials to cut them into shelving for the new church.

I took this photo of the church and its fallen steeple in June 2015, later that year in September, a demolition permit was issued and the church was demolished shortly after that.

St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.

Hilarius Doorway – 2012

Hilarius Doorway – 2012

The stonework, decorative tiles and stained glass inside this abandoned monastery was absolutely incredible.  I feel so lucky to have been able to photograph this inspirational building.

An abandoned monastery in Belgium.

Hilarius Doorway – 2012

Hilarius Doorway – 2012

The stonework, decorative tiles and stained glass inside this abandoned monastery was absolutely incredible.  I feel so lucky to have been able to photograph this inspirational building.

An abandoned monastery in Belgium.