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A pair of barns

This is a bit on the small side but I think it qualifies as a barn. I love the weathered wood and tin roof – but what a shame to see this buildings just rot away.

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Polson helipad

I found this and stood on it – the old helipad at Polson Pier in the Toronto Port Lands. It’s still used occasionally, but I’d rather not be in a helicopter there. Looking across a section of Polson Pier, you … Continue reading

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Back Roads Ontario

Down home on the farm…

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Back Roads Ontario

Just a barn on a foggy day – hauntingly beautiful, I think.

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The Dienfenbunker

In 1958, at the height of the Cold War and the infancy of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) threat, John Diefenbaker, Canada’s Prime Minister at the time, authorized the creation of close to 50 Emergency Government Headquarters (called Diefenbunkers by … Continue reading

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Back Roads Ontario – Three barns

This was one of those days where I decided to take a road that I had not been down before, just to see what was there to see. It’s that combination of time and curiosity, mixed with a faint hope … Continue reading

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Darlington – the old house

I stopped to take a look at the foundations of an old barn, and wound up looking at this old house that was partially burned, partially vandalized, and pretty much forgotten. I see a lot of this in Ontario – … Continue reading

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Willson Carbide Mill

The Willson Carbide Mill is directly associated with the Ottawa Carbide Company, which built its plant on Victoria Island between 1899 and 1900. The building is associated with Thomas Leopold Willson, the inventor of the process to produce calcium carbide … Continue reading

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Simple markers

This is one of those “thinking” posts – the type where I show you images and you can think about them if you want to. Maybe think about the history behind them, why they are there, and maybe how attitudes … Continue reading

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A vanishing Ontario

This was between North Beach and Consecon – an interesting scene because of the wide range of ages of the old stone foundations, the tractors, the car, and the relatively new silos. Images by Katherine © 2013 CKB

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