Deserted Places: home

Some of the urban exploration sites have good pictures, these are better. There is some of the atmosphere in these. These are pictures that make you feel you're right there and could just walk along and see more, through the next doorway.

"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time."
TS Elliot

I am not a glutton - I am an explorer of food. - Erma Bombeck

Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until we have been stuck, incapacitated, or blown off course for awhile. Plain sailing is pleasant, but you are not going to explore many unknown realms that way. - David Whyte



I pass by this old house each time I drive to Newmarket to visit my family. The house is on the outskirts of Bradford, on a hill, across the road from the Husky Truck Stop. This time I brought my digital camera and took pictures. I started just at the wooden fence surrounding the place. I couldn't see an easy way around it. After a few minutes I crawled under the fence in the driveway. I wish I had gone inside the house too, but I was alone so that didn't seem like a good idea. Not that anyone was there, there were no recent tracks in the snow other than my own. An abandoned house isn't safe and this one has been empty a long time.

The funniest thing that happened was losing my car keys. I had stuck them in my bra cause I had no pockets. At some point they had fallen out and I only noticed when I was back at the car, ready to unlock it and go.

My favourite picture is that one with the broken piece of chair. I love the house though, the look of it and how it sits on the hill.

So there's my little adventure and my first use of the digital camera. They turned out better than I expected. It was cold and my hands were a bit shaky but none of the photos are blurred or out of focus. I don't think they would have turned out so well if I had used my 35mm camera.



Seeing the downtown core of the city of Toronto, the less than squeaky clean parts. Urban exploration in pictures.