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CFFC

Urban Erosion

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Urban Erosion prompt.

One subject came to mind as soon as I started considering the prompt.

This is the abandoned grocery store in the town of Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. It has been standing empty for years and has become one of the more impressive eyesores around town. The roof was leaking badly when it was still in use so the interior could easily be in worse shape than the exterior.

CFFC: Urban Erosion
CFFC: Urban Erosion
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Photo Challenges

Abandoned

This is my contribution to Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Abandoned prompt.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Decayed or Rusty

An abandoned crofters cottage on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Abandoned

A local eyesore, the abandoned grocery store in the town of Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Abandoned

The ruins of Beeston Castle, Cheshire. Abandoned during the English Civil War after being partially demolished to prevent its further use.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

12 months ago

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Christmas is coming prompt.

The prompt started me thinking about how much has changed since Christmas was coming a year ago. That got me thinking about the Santa Claus parade in the local town.

There was no parade this year, instead you could make an appointment to walk past Santa last Saturday evening.

Normally the parade involves travelling two blocks along the highway through town. This year the highway is ripped up for the replacement of water mains and sewers.

Between Covid-19 and construction work there wasn’t a chance of a parade this year. So here’s a couple of photos from last year.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Christmas is coming
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Christmas is coming
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One Word Sunday

Red

Plus Read.

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Red or Read.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge but kept coming back to this image. It’s the Dollar Store in the town of Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

I do wonder if anyone ever reads the signs other than the Dollar Store sign.

One Word Sunday: Red
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CFFC

A Local Eyesore

A contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All about buildings: Commercial buildings or store fronts.

This is the former Foodland grocery store in the town of Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Photographed last autumn when it had been standing empty for a couple of years. It’s an even bigger eyesore at the moment as the parking lot is currently being used for storage by the construction crew ripping up the highway through the town.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Commercial Buildings
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CFFC

Bikes, Trikes or Motorcycles

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bikes, Trikes or Motorcycles prompt.

I decided to go with one photo of each.

 

Friendly Friday: Fake.

A bike on High Street, Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Framing The Shot.

A trike on Berford Street, Wiarton, Ontario, Canada.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: In Transit

Motorcycles on a campsite at the Le Mans race circuit in France after the 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.

 

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Travel Tuesday

Holiday Fireworks

Travel Tuesday is traveling back three years this week.

Last weekend was the Ontario Civic Holiday long weekend. This is normally the weekend of the Wiarton Rotary Village Fair. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this year’s fair was cancelled.

The Rotary Club traditionally put on a firework display at the end of the fair. In 2017 I went down to the dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay and photographed the fireworks from across the bay.

The Ferris wheel of the fair is the white circle below the fireworks. It shows how high the fireworks went and how large some of them were.

 

Travel Tuesday: Holiday Fireworks