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’ve been busy for the last couple of weeks, so I haven’t had a chance to post. But I was able to get out and enjoy some spring air this week, so I’m posting quite a few shots to make up for lost posts. Read more “Spring Comes Slowly”
Went back out to check in on the wee sheepsies.
Mamas and babies are all doing very well. Read more “Lamb Update, Eye Portrait, More Suburbs”
I went out to one of my favourite spots to check out the ice situation. Read more “Ice on the Lake and Sleeklens PS Workflow Test”
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”
In keeping with my idea to do some suburban studies, I headed out in the cold wind of last night to see what I could see in one of Peterborough’s newer suburbs.
The moon was setting over this little cul-de-sac. Read more “Winter Suburbs and City”
I’ve always been fascinated with the edges of cities. The suburbs. The places just past the suburbs. The strip malls. The access roads.
Maybe I should do a study…
I got caught up in all the “super moon” excitement this week. I also happened to be on the west side of Toronto.
I thought I’d stop for a bit in Humber Park to see if I could catch a snap of the big ole’ moon coming up over the city. Read more “Humber Park Moon”
Those of you who follow me on Instagram and Facebook may have seen these already, but I thought they were worth a re-post here.
The one above is called “Ambition.” I was struck by the way the little, bare tree was framed by it’s large, showy cousins. Read more “October Colour”