Monthly Archives: May 2008

Cadillac Street

May 30, 2008
Cadillac Street

So the East Windsor Co-generation plant, that is being built beside the Albert Kahn designed Ford Power House is progressing. In the meanwhile, they have been buying up the houses along Cadillac Street, and knocking them down. This multi-colored cinderblock duplex was at the south end of Cadillac. This great looking craftsman styled house...

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Old Streetcars – DSR Style

May 29, 2008
Old Streetcars – DSR Style

This time from our northern neighbours, and the Detroit Street Railway. Car # 223 on Jefferson Avenue, looking west towards Woodward. March 25, 1956. Car # 217 at the Woodward Car Barns in Highland Park. March 20, 1956.

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Tilt Shift

May 28, 2008
Tilt Shift

There is an interesting technique (at least I think so…) of selective focus, that can be applied to a photo in such a manner that it makes it appear that you are looking at a minature model. Similar to a model train landscape… It is known as Tilt Shift Miniature Faking. It works best...

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Sprawltastic

May 27, 2008
Sprawltastic

Last week I took a drive out to the sprawled out mess at Walker and the 401. My reasons were two fold. 1. I was trying to get a few shots to display at the Check Out This Sprawl exhibit, and… 2. I wanted to see what all the crying was about, although I...

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884 Howard – Arsene Dupuis Home

May 26, 2008
884 Howard – Arsene Dupuis Home

Again, another inner-city house falls to make way for a vacant lot, and a little more density is removed from the core areas of the city. This house above at Howard south of Elliott, fell to the wrecking ball last week for no apparent reason. When the demolition request came before council, despite administration’s...

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Check Out This Sprawl

May 23, 2008
Check Out This Sprawl

Tonight there is an opening reception/party at Artcite for the group show “Check Out This Sprawl”, and everyone is invited. It should be an interesting show, and it is a joint opening in conjunction with the Smogfest that will feature events at Milk. Come on out tonight and check it out, I’ve got a...

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Foundry Update

May 22, 2008
Foundry Update

Today’s photos come courtesy of Darren, who’s been keeping watch for us on the Ford Foundry demolition. The photos below are displayed in chronological order, and were taken at various times over the last month.

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Looking North

May 21, 2008
Looking North

A different view, looking north up Ouellette Ave. A few recent post subjects can be seen in this photo. On the right hand side are both the Masonic Temple, and the HMCS Hunter, and on the other side of Ouellette a little further up is Anderson’s Funeral Home. From this angle, it looks as...

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Halton Radial Railway

May 20, 2008
Halton Radial Railway

I hope everyone had a nice holiday. Over the long weekend I had a chance to take a trip with John & Bernie up to the Halton Radial Railway Streetcar Museum. A vast majority of the cars came from the TTC, but many were similar to the cars used in Windsor and Detroit and...

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