Archive for the ‘The Toad’s Hometown’ Category

Our town had been a bustling and growing community for quite some time before the garage was built, but when you consider the modern age we live in it’s easy to imagine that this singular event was a landmark that was one of the catalysts that helped create our town.  The Duncan Garage Heritage Building […]

The morning was cold and still, but return on Monday and the parking lot of the Duncan Elementary School will look entirely different.  Children will be rushing about, saying goodbye to parents as they leave their little ones under the care and tutelage of those who have taken on a career of fostering our children’s […]

I’ve found myself wandering around the Cowichan Valley lately, sometimes rather early in the morning.  And as such, I am finding treasures in my own backyard once again.  It’s been said many times before that new compositions and studies can be found by revisiting places with strong subject potential.  Join us today as we take […]

Last Call

Posted: 25th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Hometown
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Today’s post is utterly bittersweet for me yet again.  Today we have a large series of photos to share with everyone that showcase the Galaxy Niteclub.  My wife and I made a special trip to this site a couple of weeks ago, and spent quite the amount of time wandering around the facility to frame […]

The Toad Gets Wrenched

Posted: 18th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Hometown
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This is our final installment of our Hometown series of photos.  We are thrilled to bring you this little taste of where we live, and we’re sad that this portion of the series is over.  My wife and I have scouted out some great new photo opportunities here and we will begin working on a […]

A Wing And A Prayer

Posted: 17th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Hometown
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As we continue our journey together through our Hometown series, we near the end of this photographic adventure.  We have one more post to share in this initial set of images that we will post tomorrow.  Today’s images showcase buildings that are in a very poor state of repair. This is Woodland Chinese Restaurant.  We […]

Alley Toad

Posted: 16th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Hometown
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We continue our series with a wander down some back-alleys.  Small towns and communities like the one we live in tend to be grown by extending the existing infrastructure.  This usually results in little back-alleys, nooks and crannies.  These are typically the places where the history and character of the town were created.  Legends are […]

The Toad Behind The Haberdashery

Posted: 14th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Hometown
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We are thrilled to continue our Hometown series today and showcase some of the interesting local homes right in downtown Duncan.  The downtown area comprises of about 20 blocks or so, it’s very small.  Most of the residences in town are located out of the core area, in subdivisions.  But, there are a few homes […]

Some European Flare

Posted: 13th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Hometown
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Today’s post finds us traversing some alleyways and side streets to encounter a few scenes reminiscent of a European village.  These sights and scenes really grabbed our eye as we were exploring town and we thought they’d make a great addition to our Hometown series. This alley is located right beside City Hall, a photo […]

Weathered, Peeling and Forlorn

Posted: 12th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Hometown
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Today’s post contains my favorite scenes from our Hometown series.  These treasures were found as we took back alleys and side journeys on our walkabout the day we did this shoot.  Some fabulous alley photos are coming later in the series, but today we focus on a couple of very weathered, peeling and forlorn structures […]