Sunday, 16 September 2007

Poor Old Things

These two structures are the most photographed buildings in all of Georgian Bay. The top photo is a rundown farmhouse on Hwy 26 between the beach and the city. It is not uncommon to see convoys of photo club vehicles pulled over, their tripods set up just right to get a detail of the weathered wood. I don't think I've ever driven by without seeing at least one car pulled over. As sad as this ramshackle looks it has become dear to our hearts and nobody wants it bulldozed over. That home must have many stories tucked inside it's crumbling walls.

The bottom photo is the Collingwood Shipyards. This bay used to be an industrious concern where huge ships were built and launched. For over 100 years military vessels, hulls and freight vessels were painstakingly produced. It too is loved and now it will be surrounded by a high end 'marine warehouse style' waterfront development, complete with boardwalk and upscale retail, cafes and more. I do love their tagline: 'A place to launch your life.' As long as they don't take it down, we will all be happy.

Poor old things.

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