The Tourist – 2018
In the end we all just want to be remembered.
End of the Line – 2018
Peekaboo – 2018
….I see you.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
“As an organization, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows aims to provide a framework that promotes personal and social development. Lodge degrees and activities aim to improve and elevate every person to a higher, nobler plane; to extend sympathy and aid to those in need, making their burdens lighter, relieving the darkness of despair; to war against vice in every form, and to be a great moral power and influence for the good of humanity.”
When the Levee Breaks – 2018
On February 21, 2018, a massive ice jam formed along the Grand River, due to the severity of the flooding caused by the ice blocking the river’s flow the City of Brantford declared a state of emergency. There were over 2200 homes affected, some of which ended up with flooded basements and others where the main floor was flooded. The dyke in this photo was the main cause of the worst of the flooding that temporarily crippled the city. Apparently, the rock pile you see in this photo is not normally there, it is just an open channel most of the time because according to one news report, the dyke is unfinished. The City of Brantford during possible flood warnings would normally dam the channel using a barricade of wood planks but this time it did not happen. The city apparently refused to take the blame for this mistake and said that they did not receive enough advanced warning of the coming weather conditions.
Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
Attention to Detail – 2012
Having stood the test of time for almost a century and a half this building located in Belgium will eventually find a new use and be around for at least another 150 years. With its neo-Gothic architecture this building and its attention to detail was a pleasure to visit. The intricately cut stonework visible throughout the building truly was a sight to behold.
ON THE CUSP OF NOWHERE IN PARTICULAR
The Arena – 2017
The interior arena building of a forgotten sports facility somewhere in Ontario, Canada.
Shallow Area – 2018
A rehabilitation pool inside an abandoned hospital in Ontario, Canada.
I had explored this location a few times before this visit but had completely missed this entire area of the hospital. I have explored many vacant hospitals over the years and all of them have been very difficult to navigate.
Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire – 2017
The restaurant industry is a difficult business in which to be successful, there are far more failures than successes. It’s a competitive market and probably oversaturated, not to mention they have to stay current in terms of menu choices and decor. This particular restaurant The 6IX Bar & Grill was not successful and was not open for very long as far as I can tell. The earliest review I could find was from January of last year and most of the reviews were not positive. In April of the same year, the restaurant suffered from a fire in the overnight hours and by the time it was extinguished it had received significant fire and smoke damage. I visited the location twice after its forced closure and spent a few hours each time trying to capture the feel and mood of the location. Several weeks after my visits the restaurant was demolished and now sits as an empty lot up for sale.
The 6IX Bar & Grill, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.