Posts Tagged ‘Abandoned’

Beauty In Rust

Posted: 19th April 2017 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Once again we explore the inherent beauty found in things full of rust, now forgotten and forlorn.  This is one of our loves here at Toad Hollow.  There is simply so much character and personality in these unused vehicles, and you truly have to wonder about the stories that the rusty metal holds secret within. […]

A Haunting Beauty

Posted: 14th March 2017 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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I find myself drawn to very unusual things at times.  Things that people would typically pass by without a second thought harken me like a siren’s song.  These things cannot be ignored or overlooked.  I can stand there and study these things, usually trying desperately to think about the life they have led, and the […]

The hands of time relentlessly tick forward, constantly turning the present into the past and creating history.  Sometimes this history is profound, and sometimes it is mundane.  Sometimes it lives in a place that was very remote, meaning it now lives in the minds and memories of only a few.  Jordan River is one such […]

Time is a relentless master, forever marching forward and never altering it’s pace.  A boat now lies prone on the banks of the shores of Alert Bay, on Cormorant Island, with only it’s memories, memories that are secret to us now but never forgotten for those who stood upon her deck working the seas.  She […]

If you stand still enough, you can almost hear the whistle of the rolling train in the distance.  It’s one of those things; history trying to reach across the divide of time to leave an imprint on the now.  In this post we are continuing our running photoblog series “Ladysmith Train Station & Railway Museum” […]

Our avid love of photography finds us with some rather strange obsessions.  One of them has to be the natural effects and appearance of rusty things.  The textures and details you can find with such objects represents the tireless work of time and nature against the man-made metals of our generation.  One of our very […]

Our love for everything rusty runs from the sublime to the surreal at times, driving us onward, forever searching for that next abandoned or forgotten artifact to explore with our lens.  A while back, the lovely Mrs. Toad happened to come across the Ladysmith Train Station and Railway Museum and told me all about it.  […]

This is a place I am drawn to, like a moth to a flame.  Each visit reveals new vignettes, new little stories featured in a way I didn’t notice before.  Either that, or somehow it’s changed.  This is a place that captures and reflects light in unique ways.   Each season, each time of day […]

The future is very murky for this grand old hotel, its next chapter remains to be written.  It’s been a while since Mrs. Toad and I were on the west coast of Vancouver Island on a photo-excursion and when we recently visited the Sooke area and found this landmark in its current state it was […]

Headlights In The Field

Posted: 23rd September 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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It’s a real good thing I never grew up here.  I would have been in and out of the hospital non-stop for tetanus shots and to sew back on appendages that would have mysteriously been liberated from my body.  No matter how hard my mom would have tried, it would have been pointless, there’s no […]