Thursday, February 12, 2009

Old Sandwich Town Dormers

I found this rather attractive roofline and dormers in Old Sandwich Town yesterday. I got just one shot of it, as a large transport truck parked in front of me just as I squeezed off this one. These old buildings have such class and style that is no longer found in modern buildings, and when they are gone, they will be gone for good. A black and white version is posted on my other blog site, Black & White Dabblings, which can be found by scrolling to the bottom of this page, and clicking on the link of the same title. Hope you like them both.

Camera: Maxxum 7D
Lens: Minolta AF 75~300 zoom

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


This view of some very unsafe ice was taken yesterday, and it is hard to imagine that just a very few days ago, ice fishermen were walking all over this area, hoping to snag one. It makes one shudder at the thought of going through this porous ice, just for the thrill of feeling a tug on the line, and hauling a fish up. But hey, that's what we pay the emergency services for, right? If by chance they don't show up in time to save a life, it was their fault......Oh Yeah!?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Darren.....and "Friends"?

Today, I went on a photo excursion with some folks that I had never met before. They were members of the Windsor Photo Guild, who were out taking photos of old Sandwich Town. One of the places that we eventually came to was the Historic Duff-Baby House. It was built in 1778, and is the oldest building in southwest Ontario. Built by Alexander Duff to be a fur trading post, it was acquired by Jacques Baby in 1807, and used as the headquarters of US General Harrison until it was ravaged during the war of 1812. It is located at 221 Mill Street, in Old Sandwich Town. The fellow on his way up the stairs, stopped for a moment when I asked him to, and let me take a shot of him. After I had done so, he asked me if I had noticed any of his ....."friends". I sort of clued in, and asked him if there were any ghosts in the building. He said that there were three in the building. I did not ask many other questions, as I quickly gathered up my gear, and headed out the door and down the street to catch up with the rest of the gang. Then I got to thinking, I hope that this Darren guy is for real......