The City of Peterborough has a long history. It’s one of Ontario’s older cities and once, as “The Electric City,” vied for the capital of the province.
It got its start as a logging town where lumber pulled in from north of the city would be milled and sent on its way.
Our waterway and liftlocks were originally intended to serve industry, but the development of the highways and trucking as the major means of transport shifted the focus. Now the Trent-Severn is a pleasure route, used by leisure craft and vacationers.
But the industrial boom and history of the town is evident in much of its architecture. From the Quaker Oats building and water tower… Read more “Small Industrial City”
I bought myself a Christmas present. A new Sony A7. On the recommendation of my friend Matt O’Sullivan (if you’re on Facebook, you can see an excellent street photo gallery here), This photo, shot from the hip, is a tribute/thank-you to him for his recommendation and inspiration. Thanks, Matt. Read more “New Camera, Fog and Swinnerton”
Every city has a strip. At least one. Some cities have several. Peterborough has a couple. But Lansdowne Street is our main drag into town, or past town if you’re headed out to easterly cottages. Read more “Every City Has a Strip”
Mom has lived in a suburb that, she once discovered, is on one of the highest points of land in London. When you look around, it’s as though the rest of the landscape has floated away. A friend and I refer to it as Edgeworld. Read more “Edgeworld Wash”
Wednesday night was a foggy, foggy night. Read more “Dense Fog”
Finally – we’ve had some days that are truly spring like. Read more “Spring Rides In”
We’ve had two weeks (at least) of extreme cold.
If you think that your commute to work, or other regular tasks have been difficult over this time, imagine if you were working outside. Read more “You Think It’s Cold”
I went out walking today to get shots of the snow and who should I find but friend Jeff Macklin spending his birthday shoveling out his driveway. Read more “This Just In: Snow”
Another visit to mom this week took me past her home town, Woodstock, Ontario. I was passing just as the sun set, so pulled off the 401 and stopped in the parking lot of the Toyota Manufacturing Plant.
The clouds were strange and wonderful. Read more “Shift Change and More No Idling”
Winter has come on strong with a couple of good snow falls, brisk winds and cold nights.
Rice Lake is frozen. Read more “Ice Cold”