Demolishing art (and architecture) bothers me. The history does not go away, but the art does. Losing art and architecture due to changing politics is not a good thing.
How will people in the future understand the past if it is all whitewashed?
In a letter to the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers, the signatories advocate for the removal of monuments to Christopher Columbus, J. Marion Sims, and Teddy Roosevelt.
Source: Over 120 Prominent Artists and Scholars Call on NYC to Take Down Racist Monuments
These were really great links but now they are abandoned and missing. Disappointing.
“Sarah’s journal of secret Toronto facts and mysteries: TTC lore, hidden spaces, history, art, urban wildlife, film shoots and great Toronto food, clubs, bars, galleries, museums and shopping.”
Historical photos of Toronto alongside of current photos from the same area.
Rooftopping is not about hanging yourself from the edge of a building.
Skywalking has been promoted in the media as rooftopping, incorrectly.
Urban exploration is not about taking silly risks with your life. Urban explorers take photographs, are careful as they explore, don’t litter or vandalize and they make it home again to upload their photographs. Taking photographs is not to prove you were there, or show how much of a thrill seeker you are. The photos document the place you visited, not the fact that you, in particular, were there. Rooftopping is not performance art.
Some explorers like to be underground in tunnels, drains and other types of big holes in the ground. Some (maybe the same people) like to be far above ground, to see everything from a new angle and look at all the city lights.
The first rooftopping photo was taken in Toronto, Ontario. The photograph showed the city far below with the photographer’s shoes hanging over the edge of the tall building they were sitting on. (Note, sitting on, not hanging or dangling from).
If you enjoy dangling yourself from a crane join a circus or take up construction and learn how to do it safely. Have some care and respect for yourself and be here (relatively undamaged) for your own further adventures, tomorrow.
Sorry to see it closed. I loved the idea. I still draw the odd map, long hand. None of mine seem important enough to post though.
You can buy the book created by The Hand Drawn Map Assocation, with the best or most popular hand drawn maps.
The Hand Drawn Map Association of Canada – Maybe it will go somewhere.
Source – Jaynee Cakes on Cakes Decor
I like all the detail. Plus, it’s not the typical black mansion/ castle looking house drawn up to be spooky. This is a house you could find, abandoned somewhere not far from your own street. Too bad there isn’t a photo of the back of the cake. I hope it has a decorated back, not just a front for show. I looked up her site, Jaynee Cakes. (Somewhere in the US. I did not find a location, just a phone number).
This was the first house I photographed with a digital camera. Both the house and the camera are gone now. I bought a new camera, but the house was irreplaceable. To me the old houses become stoic individuals, one of a kind, the longer they remain abandoned. Please don’t vandalize, salvage, or take souvenirs. (I partially exempt garden plants because they are living things which can bloom again).
I found Jonas De Ro at a site giving free downloads for wallpaper. I’ve since lost that link due to a couple of problems with moving my sites from WordPress. But, I did find the links on Deviant Art, Facebook and his own site.
Margot Anderson drew Ontario history in architecture.
This is the Barrie Library, offered for sale on eBay.
A threatened bird, the chimney swift, only stops flying to land on vertical perches inside hollow trees, chimneys of old buildings, abandoned wells, grain silos, air shafts, barns, sheds and derelict houses.
The population is threatened due to habitat loss. Interesting as so much of their habitat has adapted to live alongside people. There are many animals living in urban environments but I hadn’t heard of the chimney swifts before.