Monday, March 14, 2011

12 of 12: March 2011

Check out Chad Darnell's blog for other 12 of 12 photographs from amateur photographers from around the world. The idea is to post 12 pictures taken on the 12th of each month and then link the URL to Chad's blog.   I post every second or third day, so my pics are late  this month.

My town is in the middle of some of the most beautiful wilderness to be found anywhere in the world.  However, there has been a serious economic decline here for at least the past thirty years.

This town also suffers from serious social problems as well.  For example, we are in the top 10 for highest rate of violent crime per capita in Canada.  But since this is Canada and not the USA, the weapons of choice are knives, not handguns.

Driving around town today, I was struck how shabby the older commercial / industrial area;  decaying, full of abandoned businesses and industry, rusting equipment and piles of dirty, melting snow.  So this month, I took pictures of some less attractive things in town. 


  1. Great set.... I love industrial pictures... especially showing the way things used to be. I did some shots at a railroad yard once. Great job!

  2. yeah they show the ugly side of our world. Thanks

  3. Sometimes the less attractive things make for great photos! I think they're great.

  4. Thanks guys, for all the positive comments! Wow!

  5. sorry I am not on line this week - frightfully busy !
    The shirt is on its way to you.

  6. Awesome photos! My grandfather had a thing for photographic trains and industrial areas, so I've always had a soft spot for images like this.


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