Friday, October 29, 2010

quiet motel

During our trip in Manitoba we stumbled across an abandoned motel. The rooms still intact with beds, sheets, chairs, bibles and dressers this was your classic small town motel. Not very exciting we were surprised the place was not more trashed. We went through each room and soon realized it had been abandoned because it was indeed falling apart. The floor was caved in near the back of each room. Very unstable and definitely not worth fixing. There was quite a bit to see in this motel even though most was the same it is just one more thing we can check off our list.

part of the lobby area
high tech intercom system
to be cont...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

drive on by

While in Manitoba we decided to grab a bite to eat. We drove from town to town trying to find a restaurant that was open on a Sunday. Finally we found a Chinese restaurant/electronics dealer in a small town. We had a bite to eat and drove around the town. Before you know it we found an abandoned drive-in restaurant along the highway. We walked up the door was open so we decided to take a look around. Although it was very small it was abandoned and we didn't want to leave it out of our trip. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

churches to and from

As usual I wanted to stop at a couple churches on our way to and from Manitoba. Some were in Saskatchewan and others in Manitoba. I never get tired of churches because i feel everyone is different in its own way, even if they look very similar. On that note every church ranges from having everything in it and being used once a year to everything being gutted and nothing but a frame left. This always intrigues me because i can find churches on maps easy enough but i never know what i will find. Here are a few pictures of the ones we found:

Monday, October 18, 2010

day in manitoba

Saskurbex and I decided to take a day trip to Manitoba. He has recently heard about a residential school and since this was on his list of things to explore we decided to make it into a trip. On this trip we also found a motel and a small drive up window restaurant. Of course we saw other interesting things such as ruins, churches, one room schools, etc. Since we saw so much stuff in such a short time, except to see many posts to come!

Some highlights:
- finding a not yet assembled wind turbine
- locating ruins
- Saskurbex losing a lens cap and us unable to locate it in the four feet he lost it
- a beautiful 4 story brick Indian residential school
- finding one restaurant open on a Sunday (we searched a few towns)
- lots of doors left open to every abandoned building
- drive thru restaurant
- almost falling through stairs
- did i mention a four story brick residential school?

Manitoba :) or :(?
ruins at sunset

wind turbine - so huge!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

dad lets detour

I recently went to my cabin as i have not been there in over a year. My dad needed to finish some things and i was up visiting them for the holidays. My plan was to do some exploring while my dad visited friends and finished stuff. Unfortunately when i went to take the truck out for exploring the engine light came on and i quickly turned back.
I decided to sit around instead but it soon turned bad when i got the flu the next day. Sitting on the couch with the flu did nothing for my urge to get out and explore something. We headed home the next day later than usual because i wanted to detour for some places i had not seen. My dad did not mind and the weather was beautiful. I snapped a few photo's of each location so here are a few.

I know this is not like my usual posts but i can assure you one of these is abandoned and the other two are used once a year. I would also like to point out that i drove through two ghost towns to get to these churches.

Friday, October 8, 2010

church pride

Saskurbex and I decided to go out exploring for the evening. We had this planned in advance and both chose different directions to find things. Before we went out we chose the direction with what we thought would have the most pay off. The car was packed with all out gear and we hit the road. The night was a success because we got to see places we had never been before.

Some highlights:
- full size Ukrainian, Canadian & Saskatchewan flags
- a Ukrainian church i have not seen, fully intact
- finding a stone historic church
- old fire extinguishers
- a church with a cedar interior
- finding a mailbox in a graveyard that said - sign our quest book

I am part Ukrainian - just showing my pride!
and lets not forget Saskatchewan

Monday, October 4, 2010

pass on the tour

Sitting around my apartment with nothing to do i decided to take a quick trip with scythe to an area i had been times but he had never seen. We packed up and hit the road. On the way there we found a historic site and went to photograph it. We soon realized they offered tours. (costing money we decided to pass on that and move along) We visited three churches and one school, one of the churches i had never seen. It was a beautiful day and the grids were dry.

Occurrences throughout the trip:
- Scythe playing the organ and echoing throughout the large church
- photo's in old school desks yet again
- finding a church i had not yet seen (this is rare these days!)
- finding 2 over sized bibles in one day
- finding my name in guest books from years back as well as on chalkboards - oh the memories!
- sad to find vandalism throughout some of the buildings
- almost getting attacked by bees

photo credit: Scythe
good thing scythe kept up with the piano lessons
it sounds amazing in an abandoned church

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+ most of my time is spent exploring anything abandoned whether it be industrial, a ghost town, type of hospital, an old church or others + the other part of my time is spent getting an education or drawing