Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Archive for November, 2013

The Rose

The Rose

The Rose

Yellow Rose

Kissed by the Sun

Unfolds like a Sunrise

To brighten your Day


Is Anyone There? – Video

Here is a short video I put together of the decaying house pictures I posted previously. Make sure your speakers are on!


The Way

The Way

The Way

out of the darkness

The Truth

into the light

The Life

is freedom


Empty Heart

Dried Thistle Leaves

Dried Thistle Leaves

Empty Heart
Dried on the stem. Devoid of Life
Sown among the thorns
They will come life again for a time
In the new summer.


Footnotes

Footnotes

Footnotes

These piano foot pedals caught my eye. I understand that the sustain is the most popular of the pedals. If that is the case it is certainly evident evident here!


Stratford Sunset

Stratford Sunset

Stratford Sunset

Lake Victoria in Stratford Ontario Canada was a beautiful place to reflect on the sunset earlier this summer.


I Can’t Remember – but they can

Rememberance

Remembrance

We have to leave. The Germans are going to blow the dike!

The area in Holland that my father’s family lived in was about to be flooded and they had to leave. Pack all you can and get out. I can’t imagine what that would be like.

I have no personal experience/memory of war. But I know people who do. They know personally those who did not live through it.

Let’s Not Forget What They Remember.


Peeling Back the Layers of Time

The Layers of Time

The Layers of Time

Peeling paint revealing layers of time gone by. One layer on top of another. Some blending. Some revealing.
Sounds like real life Photoshop.


Is There Anybody In There?

Is There Anybody In There?

Is There Anybody In There?

Hello? – – I wonder to myself, Is there anybody in there?  What the heck is that red thing? A huge stuffed chicken or something? It just added to the creepiness of the place.


Fallen Fireplace

Fallen Fireplace

Fallen Fireplace

He who wants to warm himself in old age must build a fireplace in his youthGerman Proverb

And if you want it to last you need to build it well. Often the fireplace is all that remains when a house collapses for whatever reason. I don’t think that will be the case here!

 


A Different Doors Open

doors open

Doors Open

One open door led to another beckoning you to walk through. Peeling paint. Decay crunches underfoot. Who lived here? Home Sweet Home now in ruins.


Discarded

Discarded

Discarded

Inside there were rooms of discarded items, crumbling walls and peeling wall paper.

I recently came across this abandoned house. Upon entering you can feel your adrenaline start to attune your senses to the surroundings. Is there anyone in there? Is it safe? Will the floors hold me? Then the driving force urges you on. I’m going to get some great shots in here.   Inside there were rooms of discarded items, crumbling walls and peeling wall paper. I makes you wonder why some of the discarded pieces are there. A childs lawn chair. A basket of fake flowers.

I have a few more to share in the next few days.


Doors Open Waterloo Region – Greenfield Village Walking Tour

The 10th and final site we visited this year was Greenfield Village. This was a walking tour through the historic Greenfield 19th century mill village near Ayr Ontario. Founded by the Gouldie family the tour included the Goldie Milling company buildings (exterior’s only) along with the mill race and pond, original sluice gates, earthworks, dam and the Nith River. It truly is a rare gem and is being considered for the first Heritage Conservation District designation in North Dumfries.

Greenfield Village - The White House

Greenfield Village – The White House