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Sunday, 3 January 2010

Abandonments

A blog that I began following this year is BlogTO. A mix of everything urban from the Little Apple - from food to art to urban politics.

I have to give a shout out to the latest post contributed by Jonathan Castellino
Recalling A Year of Abandonments with some incredible and haunting photos of abandoned buildings he took this year in Toronto and beyond.

I thought I would share a few of my abandoned shots as well. Nothing as grand as Castellino's but some interesting places. (For the record, I gained access to these buildings either by invite or because they were open for some reason - I do not gain entry by breaking and entering or otherwise causing damage to the building).

Abandoned Apartment Building on Burnell
512 Burnell
512 Burnell
512 Burnell
CN Caboose outside Rivers MB
Abandoned CN Caboose
Abandoned CN Caboose

McDermot Avenue Warehouse
Exchange District
Exchange District
Streetcar 356
Streetcar 356
Streetcar 356
Streetcar 356
The Avenue Building
Avenue Building
The Avenue Building
The Avenue Building
The Avenue Building
Rex Theatre on Main Street (now demolished)
Rex Theatre, Winnipeg  (1912 - 2008)
Rex Theatre, Winnipeg  (1912 - 2008)
Rex Theatre, Winnipeg  (1912 - 2008)
Rex Theatre, Winnipeg  (1912 - 2008)

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Wow -- the streetcar and the theatre shots are especially creepy! They remind me of underwater shots of the Titanic. Very ghostly. (Any evocation of children will tend to add to that.)