August 23rd, 2005

first post...

I've been lurking around this community for awhile and was too shy to post... here's my first one!

So last week I went to MacKenzie King Estate (in Chelsea, Quebec), because I remembered going there as a kid and vague memories of ruins. MacKenzie King was a canadian prime minister who collected ruins, he had old abandoned buildings unbuilt(can't find the right word...). The building pieces were moved to his land, and then rebuilt.Over the years he got some kind of ruin collection. Some were parts from an abbey, a bank, a train stations,and homes I think. Even though it isn't technically abandoned,I thought it was pretty cool and worth posting.  

I haven't been into photography for long and I'd appreciate constructive criticism :)

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It finally happened...

"Blair Witch Redux"

A little background...

The reason that the movie "Blair Witch Project" freaked me out was the fact that I had done so much hiking and UE in my high school and college years here in the northeast. Here in the northland you can still find places like the one I went to this morning, abandoned farmhouses etc. Most times, they are in wooded areas away from people's usual tracks. So, when the Blair Witch scenes with the house out in the middle of nowhere happened, I remembered all those houses that I had explored "alone" out in the wilds and thought Great GOOGLY MOOGLY! that is freaky.

Ya, my imagination can run away on me sometimes...Today though, I came across the photo above. This is an abandoned farm in Columbia CT. I had spotted it before but decided to hit it today in the morning with the good light. This was a childs room and I surmise someone came along and did this to if after? I cant be sure because the paint matched the other painted objects within. So, they could have been done for the kid...In either case, it gave me flashbacks to the shrieks of the movie...I even went in the cellar! (pics to follow)
bloody rock and roll action

sea forts

this is pretty neat, this guy is spending 6 weeks on these abandoned "sea forts" off the coast of the u.k.... they were used in the second world war to spot the germans flying in, and then in the 60's by pirate radio stations.

so, not only is he staying in there, but he's blogging the experience.
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