Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
One of my favourite places in Ontario is Perth. I think if you enjoy architecture, you definitely should visit this historical town in Eastern Ontario. You will find beautifully preserved buildings from the middle of the nineteenth century till the end of the twentieth.No restraint in the design of this building. I simply liked the opulence and the flouting of wealth.So not great from an architectural viewpoint but fun to see.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sometimes you take a photograph which, at first glance, does not look as promising as you initially thought. I took this picture in Perth just a few weeks ago. It definitely did not work in colour but in black and white had potential. I simply put it aside and after some time started to play with the image and made changes for a greater visual impact. It reminds me of a butterfly caught in an enclosed space looking for a way out.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I could not resistposting this image. You will find this washroom at The Moon Café in Mattawa. We spent a very enjoyable few hours on our last photo trip to Mattawa and if you go to Rob's blog, "Northern Perspectives", you will find a few more images with more info on this delightful establishment.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Like Dominique, I also enjoy this type of building. Obviously this one is still in use, probably as a workshop. These buildings are quiet old going back to the middle of the nineteenth century. You will find quite a few in the rural areas of Eastern Ontario. I photographed this cabin a few weeks ago in Ashton between Ottawa and Perth.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Mattawa is one of the few communities, which still has a working movie theatre. Most of the small theatres have been either closed or converted to some other use like, very often religious,radio stations. it is nice to see a place like this making a go of it.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
The town of Mattawa recently built a new hospital. So together with my friends Rob and Bob we decided on a little excursion to see if we could get some interesting images from the soon to be demolished old hospital, which dates from 1902. So here is my first image from this trip. Looking at this building you can see that a new hospital was without a doubt not a luxury.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Just returned from the Ottawa area. had a wonderful weekend with lots of good company, conversation and of course great food and drinks. We also went to Perth and on the way came through the tiny village of Ashton. A great place with some very interesting buildings. I definitely am planning to go back later this Spring to spend some time exploring Ashton. This general store was built in 1851, for those of you who like that information. Tomorrow I'll post an interior view.