Friday, May 31, 2013

Abandoned - Camp 30 PoW #3

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Building three is split level.
This is my last of three postings about my tour of Camp 30 PoW. See the first one here.


Heading up the stairs.


It's graffiti but they certainly are not artists.


It's a dangerous place to light a fire.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Abandoned - Camp 30 PoW #2

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This is a continuation of Monday's posting. Here we go entering building two.


Vandals gone wild.


It's a mess.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Abandoned - Camp 30 PoW #1

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History: Camp 30, is a collection of 18 buildings on 40 hectares of rural land located near Bowmanville east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was the only one used by the Allies to house captured high-ranking Nazi officers.

It was originally built in 1925 as a training school for delinquent boys. In August 1941, the Department of National Defence announced it was taking over the site to convert it into a PoW camp for Nazi German officers.

Since the war, Camp 30 has served as a reform school, a private Catholic school and an Islamic school. It currently lies in a state of decay.

The gates are there to prevent people from driving their vehicles onto the property. It is so easy to just walk around them. PS: There is a lack of "No Trespassing" signs to be seen.


There have been attempts to prevent entry into the buildings but it has not stop some people from forcing their way in.


Making our way around to the rear of the building we found a entrance that lacked a door.


Down in the basement, laying loose on it's hinges, the doorway leads to another room.


This is the only room down there.


My granddaughters decided to remain on the outside.

Friday, May 24, 2013


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These ones are just a tad too big to be real fiddleheads. They are usually harvested when just a few inches off of the ground so they are still tender and tightly coiled. I have never eaten them but here is a link for instructions on how to cook them.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Peeka-Boo! I See U!

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I don't know who is hiding from who... them or me.

Monday, May 20, 2013


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Some people have unpleasant feelings when they see these creepy crawlers. Give these guys and gals a chance and they will turn in to a beautiful moth or butterfly.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Rockin' Robin

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Having a bath.


Drying off.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Three Stages Of Bridge Bulding

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A new pedestrian under construction in my neighbourhood over a small stream.
Photo taken on April 4, 2013.


April 14, 2013.


April 28, 2013.
When it is complete I will return and photograph the bridge it with people standing on it.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Commuter Parking

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Finding a parking spot Monday to Friday can be hectic. On the weekend when I took this photo it can be a pleasant experience.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Abandoned House - On The Eve Of Destruction

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Urban sprawl has this old home surrounded. I don't know how old it is but judging by the looks of the bricks (blocks) it has been around long enough to have had a few paint jobs. It won't be long until the demolition crews demolish this old house.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013


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Living amongst tall trees has it's disadvantage.

Monday, May 06, 2013


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This will be my one and only Magnolia posting for 2013.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Moose City

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Two Toronto sport teams. The Jays are off to a bad start in their baseball season and the Toronto Maple Leafs have made it into the hockey playoffs for the first time in nine years. Unfortunately the Leafs lost the first game to Boston 4 to 1. In game two Maple Leafs beat Bruins 3 to 1 to even series.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Life And Dath In The Garden

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Along side death, the garden buds are pushing up.