This entry was posted on March 24, 2016 by elmediat. It was filed under Digital Photography, Photography and was tagged with art, Elliot Lake, Nature, Ontario, Surreal Thursday, travel.
Hmmm. Is it me or is that an odd spot for a hydrant? Perhaps there are a lot of accidents on that road that require putting out of flames? I couldn’t see it from the small version so I had to do the zoom in to see the yellow marker. I knew it had to be there given the depths of snow I know you get.
March 25, 2016 at 10:33 am
Yes this surreal placement is a historical artifact . With the closing of the mines and the shift to a retirement living our demographic and population density shifted. The open area behind the hydrant was once a shopping plaza with a grocery store, Bulk Barn, bakery , restaurant and a few other stores. Most stores shifted to other commercial locations in town.
The side of the road where I was standing had apartment and office buildings; they too are just a memory. The previous post, Slow melt of Spring, show the empty remains . For a community that only dates back to the 1950s there have been quite a few changes buildings and people of come and gone. Those with shorter memories will not even realize what was once there. 🙂
March 25, 2016 at 11:51 am
That is a lot of change in a short period of time. Things change a lot faster than they use to.
March 25, 2016 at 1:09 pm
Hello, Joseph, you have a post up on ‘strata of the self’
March 25, 2016 at 5:20 pm
Many thanks. I have an Ashley inspired post I am working on . 🙂
March 25, 2016 at 5:25 pm
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