Category: urban exploration

Camouflage – 2019

Ontario, Canada

1950s diesel locomotive in a former limestone mine.

Burned suburbia, and near it, ironic and defiant, an abandoned fire station. Featuring a letter for “big mon.”

(I apologize for the lack of regular content. I may be headed to St. Louis at some point, so expect more interesting stuff in the future.)

Update 2020-01-18

My computer has been fixed! (0u0)
I hope to bring you more ruins soon! I will unpause my Patreon when I find a new place to explore. 

Update 2019-01-15

As most of you know, I am schizophrenic and thus unable to be gainfully employed. To be generous, I’m functional about 50% of the time and don’t have my own car, which is why I only post about once a month, and is a big reason I cannot make much money on my own. The only livelihood I have aside from what I get in welfare is my camera, some art supplies, and my computer.

This computer has been showing signs of old age for a long time now, and parts of it are finally deciding to kick the bucket. My heatsink is broken and can’t cool my processor well enough to run things like Photoshop anymore, which I use to edit my photos and process my artwork before uploading them. This means I will probably be posting even less frequently than usual, so I have decided to go on hiatus to avoid taking the 3 dollars I normally make monthly from my patrons on Patreon.

If you would like to see to it that The Nexus continues to exist, please consider donating via cashapp at $WN2020 . (Even a single dollar helps.) Thank you.

 – Arlen Markob

Drowning in Glass – 2019

A former mixed use building containing retail stores and a restaurant on the ground floor and offices on the upper floors in the heart of Downtown Toronto.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Rabbit Graphs – 2019

former mixed use building containing retail stores and a restaurant on the ground floor and offices on the upper floors in the heart of Downtown Toronto.

I am by no means a fan of the “green” movement that’s currently popular, there are many reasons for this but I am not going to get into this here. The topic that I will touch on is what the “green” movement doesn’t take into consideration. One of those things is the waste created by demolishing older buildings and replacing them with new ones. This photo is a great example of this since it shows the amount of waste that is created when you demolish a building. This is all just insulation and drywall from the interior demolition of just a couple of rooms. This large building was about 12 stories and using this photo as an example, you can imagine how much waste is created by demolishing one of these older buildings.

Another interesting fact to note is that the creation of concrete accounts for 8% of the world’s CO2 output and concrete is one of, if not the most popular building material used today.

Office Building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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