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the club

The Club

this historic building in the heart of the downtown core of st. catharines at 77 ontario street has housed the st. catharines club since 1927. An example of georgian design, the structure itself dates back to 1874 when it was known as the haynes residence, presumably the home of a prominent family of the era.

thecluba 24″ x 24″ canvas print of ‘the club’ hangs on one of the dining room walls at the st. catharines club.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: architecture

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rodman hall under moonlight (colour and b&w)

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today, the stately rodman hall is as an art centre under the care of brock university in st. catharines, ontario. the building itself originates from the mid-1850’s where it was the private residence of one thomas rodman merritt, a businessman and politician in his day. an archway indicates that the estate was completed in 1863. the estate was under the merritt family’s control until 1960 when the city of st. catharines and the district arts council purchased the property at that time and converted it into and arts centre. brock university took over the property in 2003 with the understanding that it would continue as an arts centre.

here it is, photographed on a beautiful summer night with a full moon aglow.

these photographs can be found in the following gallery: architecture

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stone to crystal

Stone To Crystal

no longer living in toronto, i did have the opportunity to stay at the posh park hyatt across the street from the royal ontario museum (rom) this past summer. a notoriously early riser, i let my body alarm clock wake me as usual; by the time i awoke at around 5:15am, daybreak had already begun. i hurried out to the streets and set up to shoot the latest incarnation of the rom buildings. on the left is the original facade from the early 1900’s while the right depicts the new, ultra-modern entrance to the museum known as ‘the crystal’.

the moon was indeed out and a pick-up truck stopped for a traffic light along bloor street. the cloudless sky was that early morning blue and it reflected off of the crystal’s glass panels.

this photographs can be found in the following gallery: architecture

 

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asymmetry 2

Asymmetry 2

opening its doors on october 24, 2003, the walt disney concert hall is another exquisite building by architect frank gehry. i was hoping to have a chance to photograph it the next time i was to be in los angeles – and i did! this is another partial view of the complex highlighting the asymmetrical exterior walls. special thanks to adrian bellani for taking the time out to drive me around town…

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: architecture

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asymmetry 1

Asymmetry 1

opening its doors on october 24, 2003, the walt disney concert hall is another exquisite building by architect frank gehry. i was hoping to have a chance to photograph it the next time i was to be in los angeles – and i did! this is a partial view of the complex highlighting the asymmetrical exterior walls. special thanks to adrian bellani for taking the time out to drive me around town…

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: architecture

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silver sails

Silver Sails

opening its doors on october 24, 2003, the walt disney concert hall is another exquisite building by architect frank gehry. i was hoping to have a chance to photograph it the next time i was to be in los angeles – and i did! this is a partial view of the complex from the corner of grand avenue and west 2nd street. special thanks to adrian bellani for taking the time out to drive me around.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: architecture

 

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from the brink

From The Brink

originally named the lord nelson orange lodge, this building served as a social hall for the community of woody point hosting dances, meetings, weddings, and other social events starting in 1908. it eventually fell into disrepair and was abandoned for many years. in the late 1990’s the building got a new lease on life as it were, when a local musician and his wife purchased the property, restored it and renamed it the woody point heritage theatre. in 2012, it went up for sale and was purchased by the friends of writers at woody point, a group that holds an annual festival of words and music. today, not only does it host the festival, but it still serves as a community hall, the way it has since its inception in 1908.

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146 barrows

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i drive by this property virtually every day – it catches my eye every time. i can’t explain the appeal but i finally had a chance to photograph it when i was driving by at an off-peak traffic hour…

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: doors, windows & arches

 

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glowing arches

Glowing Arches

the main entrance to the napa building in port of spain. photographed on the same shoot as performing arches.

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from the median

From The Median

standing on wrightson road near independence square in port of spain on a median as cars whiz by on either side of me. memories of doing the same thing near the eiffel tower in paris all those years ago…

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