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Urban and Rural Exploration
|Exploring Ontario's history through its old, abandoned and ruined places.||Blog|
|I admire old things, places, and
items. Old, ruined places give me a feeling of awe. I like weathering,
wear and tear, and obsolete or derelict places and things. I like the
details of workmanship in architecture and functional things like
doorknobs, keys, and windows. They are mysterious, and a bit sad.
I believe in "leave only footsteps and take only photographs" but, I admit I have dug up and saved a few plants from abandoned gardens. Living, growing plants should not be relics left to die, strangled by (so-called) weeds.
I have been a location scout for filmmakers in Ontario on 3 occasions. However, I am reluctant to give location information to people asking for help finding places to photograph. So, just don't ask. You can find locations yourself, start by exploring your own backyard.
I am the founder of Ontario Rural Ruins and a few other groups on Flickr. The group began in 2007 and continues still. I founded, run and help moderate other groups for urban explorers and people who like history and a bit of the paranormal. (I have never had a paranormal experience at any old place I've photographed).
I am a member of UER.
My photography is inspired by the haunting mystery of the road not taken. I know that sounds corny, but I can't find a better way to describe it. Whatever happened to..., what if... why was that left there, like that?... these are questions always in my mind. If something is worn and old I want to see it. I especially like rural ruins and century-old city buildings.
My photographs are not free to take, use or borrow. I am not currently selling them.
|Urban Exploration Links - Link
down while I am learning Joomla.
Canada Urban Exploration Directory
Ontario Urban Exploration Directory
Find Places to Explore in Ontario
urban exploration links on Curlie
|I'm available on Twitter and you can see my other interests at LauraBrown.ca|