We continue our photoblog series, “The Toad Visits Chemainus“, today with a slight change in tempo here. Our running series of images taken in the little town of Chemainus, BC on Vancouver Island in Canada has so far showcased some of the beautiful and quaint homes and businesses in the tiny community. Today we are going to take a slight departure from this theme and take a look at an abandoned store smack dab in the middle of the residential area.
As you have seen from our previous posts on this series, the town is full of rich and quaint character. Needless to say, we were a little surprised to come across this building during our adventure. It still maintains some of the architectural and styling cues from the typical structures in town, but the boarded up facade and color combinations selected for the exterior here put this building into its own category.
When we scrutinized this scene a little, we realized the blue sections here were put up to cover up signs and other elements. The blue paint was applied after the panels were affixed to the building. The color combination and general appearance here did not really fit in with the rest of the surrounding structures, and this building definitely stands out.
As we come around the side of the building a few things come into focus for us. To start with, the doors on the side of the building here are, um, unique. The one door there has its cat door intact; I have a hard time imagining any pussy-cats roaming about this place… mind you, there might be delicious mice to be found inside, you just never know. The second door here is peeling and fading, and provides a secondary point of interest to the overall setting.
This shot is the gem from today’s set, though. As we come around the back of the building we find this little abode. Completely boarded up and long abandoned, this little 2 or 3 room building appears to have been someone’s house at one point or another. The BBQ sits out front, patiently waiting for a few trucks full of people brandishing packages of burgers and ribs to roll into the driveway… yet only the grass moves with the faint sounds of the wind in the nearby trees. It’s been a while since anyone hosted a get-together here, we suspect.
We sure hope you’ve been enjoying this series, please do stay tuned we’ve got a fabulous wrap-up coming tomorrow! As always, we welcome and encourage everyone to leave us some comments as we truly love to hear from all our visitors.