Posts Tagged ‘Abandoned’

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 […]

We’ve all seen it before, the cartoon of the hero as he is chased by a mad villain across the countryside.  Quickly making left turns, then right turns, trying to evade the bad guy in hot pursuit.  All of a sudden there it is…  that sign.  That dastardly sign.  The one that reads “Bridge Out […]

A Shot Into The Rough

Posted: 30th August 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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There’s just something haunting about amusement parks that are left forlorn for long periods of time.  It’s as if the screams of the children that once filled the park with sounds of joy have become the haunting sounds of that which is forgotten, only audible to those who stand in the quiet to take it […]

Sometimes we encounter a story in the city that is so profound it’s actually difficult to write about.  As the years go by the issues become more complex and tangled as people pass on, bylaws change and society continues to evolve.  Today’s story is one such story.  Today’s story features a city landmark that almost […]

It’s a scene straight from a Harry Potter movie.  Or perhaps it’s the headquarters for the pending zombie infestation, or even the convention facility for the four horsemen of the apocalypse.  It certainly needs tidying up before the next meeting to avoid someone having to go to a doctor for a rather nasty tetanus shot. […]

I swear this wasn’t like this the last time we were here.  Not even a year has passed since our last visit to this storied place, and suddenly everything has changed and looks different.  We pulled up to the front doors and were pretty much ready to hop out and book ourselves a room in […]

For forty-seven years the pitter-patter of tiny feet could be heard in the playground and hallways.  For forty-seven years parents dropped off their wee ones, watching with love as their little person disappeared into the crowd eventually to find their way into school for the day.  Some would stand at the fence on tippy-toe, trying […]

It’s a strange, strange world we live in my friends.  Frequently we encounter things that defy explanation, even if you are sporting a slightly twisted sense of humor.  I just can’t get my head around some stuff, no matter how hard I try.  Today’s post features such a thing.  Or pair of things, to be […]

During the height of its operation, this would have been a place filled with joy and hope.  Today all that remains are the echoes of those who lived and worked here.  Thank you for joining us today on our final installment of our latest photoblog series “The Toad And The Lodge“, featuring the now long […]