One of my favourite places to photograph is a trio of buildings beside Hwy 63 on the way to Temiskaming.
Nestled in the back of a large field and protected from the North winds by thick bush, they just look cozy and warm, even on the coldest, snowiest days.
Fraser Valley, British Columbia.
Between Lillooet and Lytton.
Sturdy houses and larger buildings are built using blocks which are made with clay soil which is readily available and cheap. A simple wood form is filled with mud mixed with straw. The block is left to dry in the sun until it is hard enough to be used for building.
It doesn’t snow here (even though the altitude is above 12000 ft) so snow loads are not a factor in roof construction. Houses are finished in stages as money for things like doors and glass for windows becomes available. Initially the roof is thatch but the sign of prosperity is a house with a tile roof. The brown of the mud is the standard colour and during an election campaign, Political Parties will paint the outside of your house for free to advertise their candidate. Less drab that way.
The palimpsest on Main Street, North Bay. Evidence of an original sign revealed by weathering.
An interesting piece of Chisolm Township.
Buildings on North Bay’s Main Street.