Category: decaying

Checking Out – 2018

Checking Out – 2018

Checked into this hotel the other night but they didn’t make a very good first impression.

Back to the Drafting Board – 2018

Back to the Drafting Board – 2018

I arrived at this location with one warning, “watch your step as you enter the home”, I was expecting to see a hole in the floor as is common in these types of places.  As I approached the door I was greeted by my friend to a fit of laughter and he said “watch out, don’t step on it”, I looked down to see a dead opossum right where my next footstep would have been.  It had died not too long ago and it smelled awful, it was a sign of the types of conditions that were waiting inside this recently abandoned home.  This is probably the most disgusting abandoned house that I have ever been inside.  Extensive black mold throughout the entire house and rodents running around everywhere (some dead and some were alive), as well as rotten food (including meat) throughout the kitchen.

This houses’ fate has already been sealed as it is owned by a developer and will likely be replaced by an architecturally uninspiring and bland move in ready home.

This house was truly untouched, many possessions left behind including this drafting table complete with the final piece of artwork the owner was never able to finish.

Abandoned House in Ontario, Canada.

Methodist to Madness – 2018

Methodist to Madness – 2018

A rare find in this province indeed, a truly forgotten Methodist church found somewhere along the backroads of Ontario, Canada.

It really is amazing how quickly this church is falling apart, just six years ago this church was pretty much pristine as it was when the final service had taken place.  Due to the deterioration of the roof, the floor has buckled and become soft and spongy, the ceiling has begun to collapse and the black mold growing quickly, sadly this building does not have a lot of time left.

The Tourist – 2018

The Tourist – 2018

In the end we all just want to be remembered.

Open Wide – 2012

Open Wide – 2012

A BVM or Bag Valve Mask found inside the former Oakville Lifecare Centre.

At the time of it’s closure in August of 2003, the Oakville Lifecare Centre was a long-term care hospital operated by the Ontario government.  It sat vacant for almost a decade with pretty much everything left behind including beds and hospital supplies, making for a very photogenic location.  It fell victim to vandals, graffiti artists, scrappers and even arsonists, which unfortunately is not uncommon for these types of places.

This photo was taken shortly before its demolition in late 2012.

Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Swimmer’s Itch – 2018

Swimmer’s Itch – 2018

Swimming pool in a large abandoned house.

Ontario, Canada.

Place Your Bets – 2018

Place Your Bets – 2018

Another one from the abandoned horse racing track.

I Told You to do the Dishes – 2018

I Told You to do the Dishes – 2018

This is what happens when you don’t repair the roof of your house, it doesn’t take long for things to deteriorate.  There was also evidence of raccoons living above the ceiling which is not uncommon fro neglected properties like this one.

Abandoned house in Ontario, Canada.

The Bleachers – 2018

The Bleachers – 2018

One of the seating areas at an abandoned horse racing track.

This location was a pleasure to photograph, not a lot of graffiti or vandalism and good amount of natural decay.

Descent – 2018

Descent – 2018

I am not a big fan of organised religion, I believe it can cause more problems than it can solve. Despite this I find myself drawn to its architecture.  For centuries congregations were constructing large ornate churches with a sense of grandeur and these buildings were and to some extent still are the source of some of Canada’s most interesting architecture.  Unfortunately in recent years there has been a decline in these buildings of worship due to dwindling congregations and therefore a lack of funds to maintain them.

I was extremely excited to visit this particular building, it is a great example of modernist architecture and is not commonly found in churches within Canada.  When we arrived at the location there were a lot of fresh boards over the windows and I did not have much hope of getting inside.  We circled the entire building without any luck. My friend decided to return to the car but I wanted to do one more quick check just to make sure we hadn’t missed anything, to my surprise I found a hole just barely big enough to fit through. Sometimes persistence pays off!!