Houses

Tiverton House

Submitted by Mike on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 15:15

Out on a lengthy drive celebrating the long weekend, I spotted this place through the trees and decided to have a look.  Noting that there was a house across the street with a clear view, I decided that it would be prudent to first make nice with the neighbours.

Lindsay House

Submitted by Mike on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 15:15

On a long Sunday drive, we found ourselves in Lindsay, Ontario.  It's a nice town, if you ever get the chance to see it.  While heading out of town on our way back, however, we spotted this place and decided to stop for a look.

Unfortunately, it was boarded up pretty good, so inside shots were not an option.  The rest of the property didn't have a lot to offer, but it was a nice diversion just the same.

Trackside House

Submitted by Mike on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 15:15

I would like to begin by thanking Pat and Robert, the owners of this house, for allowing me in to photograph this fascinating old house.  They were very understanding and accommodating of my hobby and interests.

Palmyra House

Submitted by Mike on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 15:15

It was a beautiful day and I was beginning my journey back home after a long weekend of checking out what southwestern Ontario had to offer.  A friend on Facebook suggested this location, and I must say that I'm glad he did.

Adelaide House

Submitted by Mike on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 15:15

This impressive monument to days gone by stood on the corner of two country roads. Though neglect was clearly creeping up on her, she was doing her best to remain elegant and respectable. As I began to look around inside, I was a little surprised by the signs of family life that took me back to my own childhood. I too grew up in an old farm house. I had many friends whose bedrooms were decorated by wallpaper with race cars or transport trucks. My dad covered his face with soap to shave using a brush just like the one I found.

Thorndale House

Submitted by Mike on Sun, 09/08/2013 - 15:15

Still out cruising on the long weekend, I spot this place and decide to stop in for a look around. Immediately, I'm impressed by the number of great old items abandoned around the house, and thankful for the interesting light streaming through the windows.

The only drawback was that it was a warm day, and there was no air moving in that house. I'm pretty sure I lost a pound or two in there.

Appin House

Submitted by Mike on Sun, 09/01/2013 - 15:15

I caught a brief glimpse of this place by the side of the road and just had to stop. Its character was just screaming at the world to notice it and come closer. At least that's how I saw it.

The drawback was the two houses across the street. How were the neighbours going to react to my presence?

Hollowview Road House

Submitted by Mike on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 15:15

While out for a very enjoyable Canada Day drive, I spotted this by the side of the road and stopped to check it out. There wasn't much of interest inside, but the lighting and the texture made it, in my opinion, very photogenic. I'm glad I stopped.

Ahmic Harbour House

Submitted by Mike on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 15:15

Driving along on a beautiful, warm, sunny day, I was following a generous hint left to me by a fellow explorer, Ms. Kendall (thank you!).

The house and surrounding grounds are filled will all manner of interesting things to look at, but after a little bit, the smell of animal feces inside was getting to me as were the newly awakening, somewhat ravenous bugs.

A great day for a drive!

Blairhampton House

Submitted by Mike on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 15:15

While spending a typical Sunday afternoon wandering back roads, I spotted this interesting little place. Initially, nothing was really outstanding about the place until I noticed something.

In a few spots around the yard were holes in the ground. Not just any holes... Holes that were just the right length, width and not a bad depth for a grave. I'm sure they weren't... were they?

You decide.