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”
Last weekend I checked out the Steelburners playing at the Pig’s Ear. Read more “Steelburners, Beasts and Midwinter Poem”
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”
It’s been a while since I took my camera to a rock and roll show.
I’m happy my return was for Nick Procyshyn and the Bad Milk. Read more “Procyshyn and Kennedy Rock Artspace”
The Gallery in the Attic hosted a wonderful event that Sally Goodwin put together in honour of Bike Month (June). Read more “Bike!, Chris Culgin and Ivory Hours”
Another busy show week for me, but I did get a chance to take a whack of photos.
I’m off to a rehearsal and a show, though, so won’t caption each photo. Maybe next week, while I’ve got a few moments to spare, I’ll revise the post with credits. But for now – come see the show and you can find out who’s who here at the Public Energy event page.
There’s three programs. Program A and Mirmidon opened last night. Program B opens tonight and you can see both programs Saturday starting at 7:30 and Mirmidon has a Sunday matinee.
Lots of good stuff.
So there’s this new phenomenon in Peterborough. Read more “The Lonely Parade”