Yesterday when John, Jerry and I went on a little photo tour of the area John led us to this old truck for our first stop.
This is one of the smaller Mack Trucks that I have seen and indeed it has seen better days.
We were guessing late ’40s, early ’50s for vintage.
Nowadays Mack Trucks are big and shiny and powerful.
Old building in Alderdale.
Looks like new windows have been installed so I guess somebody cares.
This elderly waterfront tree is ready and willing to experience another summer.
The green of the new leaves is evidence of its enthusiasm.
Can’t see much through the windshield of this old truck.
There is history behind this Northlander Engine.
It has become old and forgotten. Does any of it matter?
This afternoon was a perfect afternoon. Bright sun, crisp air and no wind.
A classic winter day to photograph an old barn.
Books have been published. Articles written. This place is worth the trip.
This photograph has been made a million times by others.
To resist making one for myself was futile!
This old wrinkler has texture and memories. And it is still doing its job keeping out the weather!
Old houses in North Bay were built with red brick.
As time caught up with them, changes were made to accommodate newer lifestyles and other requirements. Some of the original features of the house are still evident in this photograph. The bricked in window and the re-bricked door are two. The external wires for cable TV and telephone, and the modern electrical conduit on the outside of the house all speak to changing lifestyle needs. The external fire escape tells of the change from what was most likely a single family home to a multiple-unit boarding/apartment house.
Life goes on…
The transition between the past and the present is somewhere between the old log shed with its dug well and hand pump, and the new round hay bales.
Window in red brick wall.