Posts Tagged ‘Weathered’

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 […]

Today Cole Island is inhabited by only the whispers of those who came before.  It now stands as a very important link to our heritage here on Vancouver Island under the watchful eye of the Provincial Government’s Heritage Branch and a local group of local people who have formed a community called the “Friends of […]

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.  […]

Order Up!

Posted: 30th April 2014 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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I can’t find much information online about this place, and the brief bit I did find seems to indicate that this roadside restaurant is closed permanently.  If true, this is likely a direct result of the economy.  For those who follow us regularly here at The Hollow, you already know of my love for textures, […]

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 Red Barn

Posted: 27th December 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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The first snow of the season heralds in a sense of excitement here on Vancouver Island.  Snow doesn’t come every year, much to the surprise of locals and folks who ponder a snowless Canadian winter.  Turn on the TV in Canada and pretty much the entire country is experiencing sub-zero temperatures and thick coats of […]

Edmund Picoti Cole was the Master of HMS Fisgard during the British Admiralty Surveys of the coast in 1846, and Cole Island is named after him.  Within 60 years of this survey 16 magazines had been constructed on the island as well as some other buildings, one of which we’ll be discussing in a future […]

As we continue to photograph buildings of heritage significance here on Vancouver Island, one of the questions that keeps popping up time and time again is “did you get inside?”  This is a fair question, and one we wish we could always answer with a resounding yes, but this isn’t always possible.  Sometimes the facilities […]

Fate favors the prepared, I’ve heard it said many times.  Life on the west coast of Canada is a peaceful existence, the concept of an active war or military confrontation on our shores is a notion that is nearly impossible to fathom.  But that wasn’t always the case, and in the mid 1800’s as Britain […]

Ian’s Coffee Stop

Posted: 15th October 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Never underestimate the power of a community.  Most people would see at first glance a quickly deteriorating art-deco building in the heart of a city.  This is simply the veneer, the real story lies a little deeper.  The real story is about Ian Turner, a man who would enthusiastically greet and interact with pretty much […]