New Art Exhibit In Peterborough Features Photos Of Abandoned Houses & Buildings In Rural Ontario

Peterborough artist Julie Douglas and Brighton artist Mark S. Gagne have teamed up for a unique photo exhibit at Ashburnham Ale House in East City for the month of November. Entitled "Chasing Shadows", it features stunning photos of abandoned buildings and spaces throughout Ontario, including several from Peterborough. Here are just a few...

1. "Old Telly"

(Photograph was taken in an abandoned farmhouse near Colborne, Ont. Many articles were left behind such as couches, chairs, an antique stove, and vintage televisions.)

 Mark S. Gagne

Mark S. Gagne

2.  "Ascension"

(Photograph was taken in the Mount St. Joseph Convent in Peterborough.)

 Mark S. Gagne

Mark S. Gagne

3. "21 Steps"

(Photograph was taken in an abandoned farmhouse near Peterborough. In older homes such as this one, you'll find that stairways have shorter risers and more steps compared to newer homes.)

 Mark S. Gagne

Mark S. Gagne

4. "Old Trike"

(Photograph was taken in an abandoned house near Campbellford. Many vintage children's toys were found in this home, including dolls, board games and this lonely little trike.)

 Mark S. Gagne

Mark S. Gagne

5. "Traces"

(Photograph taken in an abandoned farmhouse near Warsaw.)

 Julie Douglas

Julie Douglas

6. "Waiting"

(Photograph taken in an abandoned house near Hastings.)

 Julie Douglas

Julie Douglas

7. "Spirit of the Piano"

(Photograph taken in an abandoned house near Campbellford.)

 Julie Douglas

Julie Douglas

8. "Alice Hastings 2"

(Photograph taken in an abandoned house near Hastings.)

 Julie Douglas

Julie Douglas

For more info on the exhibit, click here.

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