Colonizing Decay

We saw loads of these little mushrooms all over the Morgan Arboretum forest... on dead and dying trees, and on the lower sides of tall healthy-looking trees too. Trees of all diameters and species. The commonality is that these paper-thin and undulated-surface fungi always grow in what looks like a colony. Bu themselves, they appear … Continue reading Colonizing Decay

Urban Summer Days

I took this one last Summer. Here in Montreal, we have loads of older buildings. many are hard to see from the street, as the owners have often resurfaced the street-fronts. However, find your way down alleyways, and into backlot parking spaces, and you'll find the abundance of Victorian architecture that shines around our fair … Continue reading Urban Summer Days

Natural Architecture – For Humanity

Upturned roots, crumbling rocks, tossed-around branches... all combine into fantastic structures. I would love to see a city built from such an inspiration. Massive edifices twisting and intertwining; made of steel, concrete, and glass. Giant sustainable living spaces, fled with living plants, greenhouses, and walkways for people to live healthy lives. No more stress-inducing strait … Continue reading Natural Architecture – For Humanity

Herritage Architecture in Montreal

I believe these silos are part of the Five Roses flour mill on the Old Port of Montreal and there's discussion of it's future, as well as the landmark Silo #5 close by. I'll let you do your own digging into the architectural significance of these silos, as my report would be quite long. I … Continue reading Herritage Architecture in Montreal

Weather Report – Chance of Mondrian Skies

I was intending to give it a uniform sky colour, but my focus kept going to the geometric shapes seen in the tower and between the buildings. It reminded me of a Mondrian painting, so I thought, why not...? I'm still uncertain the white user-sky was the right choice, but I sometimes have that fear, … Continue reading Weather Report – Chance of Mondrian Skies

The Old Sky Walk

The skywalk is part of the Five Roses silo complex, and the stone building on the right-front side of the picture was once Montreal's water pumping station. It is now the residence of Les Forges de Montreal. A non-profit metalsmith school. It's part of a return to valuing hand-crafted objects that seems to be popping … Continue reading The Old Sky Walk

Vampire Temple Skyline

I see this view from the second floor windows at the EV building at Concordia university, facing Mackay Street. The view disturbs me and I'm not sure if it's because it is remarkable or un remarkable. It just bugs me. I find myself taking the same picture of it from different floors, as if I … Continue reading Vampire Temple Skyline

Bauhaus High-rise

Thank's to the art history class I'm currently taking I discovered a little more about the history of architecture here in Montreal. I thought I knew a little about the Bauhaus architecture, but somehow I never realized just how much of our beautiful city was defined by it. I'm not sure who got the credit … Continue reading Bauhaus High-rise