Monthly Archives: January 2008

Toy Camera.

I got my hands on a vistaquest VQ 1005.

This 1.3 megapixel camera powered by one AAA battery has amazing color saturation and gives incredible shots (if they are not blurry, too saturated or badly composed.) The camera accepts SD cards and has an useless viewfinder.

Basically, this is exactly like a lomo, but digital.

I Love the results.

more pictures to come…

(and yes, im finally updating!)

Dow / O’keefe Brewery

This brewery was established in 1860, many additions were made throughout the years, in 1923 Louis-Auguste Amos, an architect, designed the bigger brick buildings. There was different complexes, the bottling plant, the brewery and the garage. The company was in a peak, but in 1966, sixteen people died because of an ingredient in the beer. The brewery then recalled all the beer that was made in a certain time frame and disposed of it. Following the deaths, the beer’s popularity declined. The company began a freefall to oblivion, Dow was then bought by O’keefe. Around 1995 O’keefe focused on its previous location and stopped producing beer at the current plant. It then fell into abandon.

More info:

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http://70.83.245.71:90/explorationurbaine/abandonne/Dow/index%20Dow.htm

http://controleman.wordpress.com/2007/12/24/brasserie-dow/

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http://uem.minimanga.com/abandoned/okeefe/

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Don Valley Brickworks (Toronto, ON)

Built in 1890, the Don Valley Brickworks Factory is located in the Don River Valley in Toronto. The quarry provides high quality clay to fabricate bricks. Many landmarks in Toronto were built with bricks form this company, like Casa Loma.
In the 1900’s this factory could produce a maximum of 100 000 bricks per day. During the second world war, german prisoners were used as workers, production was also reduced. In the 80’s most of the clay and shale in the quarry was used up and the company decide to cease production, they sold the land to the city and it remains in abandon since then.

source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Valley_Brick_Works