Category Archives: Architecture

Getting a Handle On Things

Back in 2005, I captured this image on a cloudy and rainy day. In August of 2016, I returned to take another photo, but found that someone had fixed the door, moved a hinge and replaced the door handle. Furthermore, the conditions were completely different: instead of a cold, rainy day, …

De-Railed

If you have never been to the High Line, make sure you check it out if you ever visit New York City. It is essentially a linear park built on an elevated railroad spur along the west side of Manhattan. It is an excellent use of an abandoned section of transit, …

Sepia City

Sometimes you just have to capture an image because it strikes your fancy. This is a photo of Old City Hall in Toronto. I was on my way home from a gig one night and had to walk by this landmark on my way to the subway. I had my …

Art Imitates Life

I have always loved spiders and their webs. On top of the incredible properties of spider’s silk, the design of the webs is elegant and beautiful. I captured this image at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. This one particular angle really highlighted how some …

Solitary

The prisoners of Alcatraz had a constant reminder of what they were missing only a mere mile and a half away (San Francisco) – by looking out the nearest window. Those who were unruly were placed in solitary confinement – a jail within a jail – a lonely stay in …

Glassy Rainbow

When we were in San Francisco, we visited Grace Catherdral. While the building is beautiful both inside and out, I was particularly struck by the stained glass windows. I wanted to capture an image of the light and the colour, rather than the stonework that the glass was mounted in. It …

Window to the Past

September in the Distillery District of Toronto can yield some interesting images. In 2005, we visited this historic place, and found a plethora of images to capture. This one is interesting because it highlights one of the many big windows in the area, which reflects some of the …

StatuEst-ce Que Deux

On the long weekend in May, 2005, we visited Old Québec City. The landscape is dominated by Chateau Frontenac, but I didn’t want to create an image that has been done to death. So, I tried to find ways to incorporate the old hotel while paying homage to more than …

The Green Door

Wandering around Québec City (The Old City) to find good photographic opportunity is like looking for gold in Fort Knox. I wonder if the locals realize how rich a portrait their city paints. The streets embody character. Every turn reveals something new. This door struck my eye on a cold …

Handle With Care

May 2005 brought a great opportunity to visit a place I’d never seen before: Old Québec City. We took several walks around the wonderful self-contained town and there were so many wonderful examples of old world architecture. The days that we visited were overcast and windy, not to mention a …

Enlightenment

This photo was taken in Kingston. A lot of the architecture there (both on and off Queens Campus) is great. It is styled after the old, and yet seems very new and clean. These light fixtures looked interesting lined up from where I was standing, so I shot them. The …