Peekaboo – 2018
….I see you.
Peekaboo – 2018
….I see you.
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.
Stratford – 2016
Downtown Stratford, Ontario, Canada at dusk.
Isabel Bader – 2017
The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts is owned and operated by Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
These buildings began their life as Morton’s Brewery almost 200 years ago, some 70 years later Maple Leaf Milling Company bought the site and used it for grain storage. It then had a short life serving as The Sydenham Military Hospital later being converted for use as the Military Regional Headquarters. Then in 1975 the property was sold to the City of Kingston and became the J.K Tett Creativity Complex some years later the city sold the former stable building and Stella Buck building to Queen’s University and they became the Isabel Bader Centre.
As discussed in this post, sometimes it makes the most sense to enter a building in the middle of the night for various reasons. Under the auspices of the full moon, it made sense to enter the North Carolina School for the Deaf in Morganton at about 3 AM because I had no idea of the security posturing protocols there. So I set up my camera for several 15 minute exposures while I ran around the building, peering out windows and looking for security apparatuses. This was the final shot taken; the seemingly-bright orange glow was actually the dim glow of a light mounted on a nearby building, and the dim white light on the floor near the radiator was that of the moon. As this shot was exposing, I came across an active alarm system, LEDs blinking – it had not been triggered, but the building was not interesting enough to take the risk. By 4:30 I had killed this exposure and was on my way back to the car.
Glowing Dome – 2016
The Cinesphere at Ontario Place has sat abandoned along with most of the rest of the park for more than 5 years. But on November 3rd the Cinesphere will reopen to once again show its unique brand of films in the IMAX format.
I visited this park several times over the years during the time it sat unused and to be quite honest, those visits were far more enjoyable than any time I had visited the park during its operation. Those days are over with the Cinesphere’s grand reopening and the east side of the island having been transformed into a public park and reopened in June of 2017, Ontario Place’s new life has begun.
This photo was taken in January 2016 during my final visit to this urbex playground.
Climbing 60+ flights to get to the top of this condominium under construction was exhausting but the views were spectacular. With the Air Canada Centre to the east, The Rogers Centre (Skydome) and CN Tower to the west, Lake Ontario to the south and finally this view the Financial District to the north it was well worth the journey. With a clear sky to start out the night’s photographic session, we were lucky to have some low level clouds move into the area which made this otherwise uninspiring scene a little bit magical.
Downtown financial district. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Cityscape views of London from a rooftop near the River Thames.
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Morro Fortress – 2017
Morro Castle (Fortress) officially named Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro is a fortress built in 1589 that sits at the mouth of Havana Bay in Havana, Cuba.