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Winter House

Another point of view of the Thorne Farmhouse.

Thorne House Storm

Same snowstorm.

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Store Window

Main Street North Bay.

Store Window

Takes me back to Kindergarten and making chains from strips of paper.

Curve, rhythm, shape, whimsy are all here.

And of course, Santa.

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Old Car Show Nostalgia

The North Bay DIA held a spectacular Classic Car show this past Saturday and I found myself reliving parts of my teen years.

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Old Time Bush

Nostalgia for old photographs crept into this treatment of a photo I made a couple of mornings ago.

Old Bush

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Launching Dock II

A nostalgic treatment of yesterday’s photograph.

Mink Lake Dock Old

 

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Argo’s Delivery

Classic Car Show this past Saturday.

Argo's Delivery Detail Dream

Back to 1939!

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Classic Car Show

Cruisin’ Downtown:  2013 North Bay DIA Annual Car Show
Main Street had two full blocks of classic cars and motorcycles on show this past Saturday.

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Some remarkable restorations and memories were on display.

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The Good ‘Ol Days

Back in the days of cheap gasoline, Wheeler’s in Astorville was a very busy gas station and restaurant.

Who can remember when gasoline was 78.9 a litre?

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Window

A window in the wall of an old building.

Everything falls apart eventually.

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Loading Dock

Old times were busy here.

Not so much anymore.

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GAS

Spring is on the cusp of arrival.

The snow is tired and it is time for it to go.

Summer will come again.

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The “New” Chief

The New Chief Commanda serves as a cruise boat on Lake Nipissing replacing the “Old Chief” which is now dry-docked as a restaurant on the North Bay Waterfront.  The “New” Chief was put into service in 1974 and will have its 38th birthday this year.  One might argue that it is approaching antique status.

Photographs made when she was young might well look like this now if they weren’t well cared for.

 

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Waterfront Nostalgia

An afternoon on the North Bay Waterfront.

Photographs from the past often show a nostalgic time.  Partly it’s the style of the photograph and the fact that they are often monochrome, but very often the yellowing of age that photos aquire as time passes is the main carrier of the nostalgic feeling.  Fifty years from now these pictures which were made three days or so ago, might be interpreted in the same way by those viewing them.

“Ah, the good ‘ol days.”, could be one of the thoughts going through their minds.

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Nostalgia

The Grand River in Galt from the Concession Street Bridge.

The Scottish heritage of Galt is marked by the steeples of two Presbyterian churches, Knox on the left and Central on the right.  The buildings are kitty corner from each other across a small park.

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Morning on the Grand

We visited my home town this past weekend.

I grew up in the town of Galt which has a long history, starting out as a settlement in the early 1800’s.  There is a great deal of Scottish heritage in the town, which had several industries related to textiles.  Water power for  many of these factories was supplied by the headpond behind this dam on the Grand River.

The banks of the river downstream from here were lined with limestone block buildings housing the factories.  Most are gone now, their foundations obliterated or converted into pleasant walking paths.  A few have become high-end housing lofts.  The high-rise building in the background stands on the site of a large towel manufacturing plant where my father worked for some thirty years.

I have not forgiven Darcy McKeough for changing the name of my home town to “Cambridge” in the 1970’s.

A bit of history of the town appears HERE.

 

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