A couple of shots of buildings on High Street in Southampton, Ontario, Canada showing the variety of building and architectural styles found in many small Canadian towns.
Another small town in Ontario, Canada. This is the old grocery store in Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula. Replaced by a new store on the other side of the town it’s been standing empty for years becoming a bigger eyesore by the month. You would think a town trying to attract more tourists would do something about it.
Monochrome Monday travels back a week to an early morning walk around the local town after photographing the sunrise.
I don’t know how many times I have walked past or through this wood structure on Berford Street, Wiarton. I have no idea what it’s supposed to be or represent. The path behind it is steeper than it looks in the photo and leads to a parking area. In the winter it can be treacherous when there’s snow and ice on it.
This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Store Displays.
My plan was to go down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise, go for a coffee while waiting for the town to wake up and then go for a walk around town photographing some of the store displays that line parts of the sidewalk (pavement to the Brits).
Sunday morning produced a nice sunrise and a warm morning with a mix of sun and cloud. Ideal for a wander around town after a coffee and cinnamon raisin bagel.
This was the front of the Dollar Store when I first walked down the main street. Just a box of scarecrows on the sidewalk.
Meanwhile on the side of main street I was walking down I nearly got run down by a loaded trolley coming out of one of the stores. I stepped backwards out of the way just as the person pulling it looked behind. This is one of the later trolleys being brought out onto the sidewalk.
Walking back along main street there’s a lot more stuff cluttering up the sidewalk outside the Dollar Store. So much that one item is in front of the neighbouring business.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Night.
I had a few ideas for the challenge before deciding to go simple, the prompt is night so photos taken at night. I then decided on only two photos taken about 40 years apart.
Inside a graveyard at night, Wybunbury, Cheshire, England. Taken in the late 1970s when I was a photography student. Part of an art school project although after all these years I don’t remember the brief. I do remember getting permission to take them. Nowadays there would probably have to be a healthy and safety assessment before entering such a dangerous location at night.
Wiarton Village Fair fireworks. Taken one year ago today. This year’s fireworks will be going off in around 15 hours. You get an idea of how big some of these modern commercial fireworks are when you compare them to the lights on the fun fair rides on the horizon. The photo was taken from over two miles away across Colpoy’s Bay from the dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay.