It has been a while since I have had the chance to head on out and explore some long forgotten places. Seems that in Montreal, the city has decided to crack down on abandoned places and 6-7 spots have been demolished in the last 6 months. With the rise of popularity of urban exploring (aka… Continue reading Ye Old Honeymoon Resort | Urbex Photography
It was after my first trip to Detroit last year that I was introduced to the Heidelberg project. I found it such an interesting initiative in a city not really known for it’s urban beauty, more for it’s urban decay. What is the Heidelberg project? Well, you can check out their website and Facebook, but… Continue reading Road Trip Diaries | Detroit’s Heidelberg Project
I decided to title the post unknown instead of abandoned, as these tips kind of apply to any situation. As I love exploring forgotten buildings, I am often faced with a rush of artistic inspiration when I first walk it. And it is quite easy to get overwhelmed and not really know what to shoot.… Continue reading Tips for shooting in an unknown area
What happens when one huge resort gets millions of dollars of investments and grows both financially and in international popularity? The other ski resorts in the area suffer. And some, like this 100 year old resort, end up closing it’s doors. It has been abandoned since 2009. Remnants of them trying to recoup as much… Continue reading Hitting the hills | urbex
One of the reason I love to explore old buildings is finding links to the past. When a building has furniture, decor and other artifacts left by it’s occupants, you feel like you are stepping back in time. As many kids in the 1980s, when they found the wreckage in 1985, I couldn’t get enough… Continue reading Hidden Resort | Rural Photography
It seems that every time I post an image of an old farm house, abandoned factory or a long forgotten mansion, I get a few emails asking me where the place is.
I’ve posted a few of these on my Facebook page (what, not following me there? Shame on you!) but realised that I never posted up the entire set. This was a great find that my girlfriend spotted while we were driving to the Help Portrait event in Lac Megantic. Off the side of the road,… Continue reading This Old House | Rural Quebec
With the weather hovering around the -28c (-19f) in the city, we decided to take a drive on a beautiful sunny late December day and go find an old abandoned military radar station we had been talking about for a little while. Who needs to be all cozy in a blanket watching a movie, right?
While researching places to go exploring in the country side, my girlfriend found this little church a little over an hour north of Montreal. I believe she had found it on some ghost hunter website and there were rumours of it being haunted as there was a mass suicide that happened in the church (I… Continue reading Remnants of a lost town | Rural Exploration
Last weekend, my girlfriend and I decided to get a double dose of urban exploration. We first hit up an old military heating centre in the south shore of Montreal and then headed north of the island to a place we had been wanting to go for some time… an abandoned manor.
I walked by this place a few times years ago. I drove by a few weeks ago and challenge myself to finding a way in. Today was the day. A friend and I parked the car not too far, scouted around, drove to the other side, scouted more, walked through bushes and found our… Continue reading Canada Malting Silos | Montreal urban photography
A few weeks ago, a couple of photographer friends and I decided to take a quick road trip to Detroit, Michigan. Was a last minute decision, having some time off and wanting to go see a city that is going through hard times in hopes of getting some shots we wouldn’t normally have a… Continue reading Welcome to Detroit… we are open
One of the places on our MUST list in Detroit was visiting the ruins of the old Packard Motor plant. Opened in the early 1900s, it stopped car production in the late 1950s, and while some companies used it for storage and such until the 1990s, it’s currently totally empty and has been stripped by… Continue reading Packard Auto Plant | Detroit MI | Urban Photography
Headed out with a friend a week or so ago for a day time photo walk. He took the day off work, I kept my schedule clear. We had a general idea of where we wanted to go, but as always, we end up in a place we never originally planned on. This walk was… Continue reading Urban: Building find | Pt St-Charles | Montreal Urban Photographer