Photo Du JourWindsor

Lifetime Warranty

The deathfences are up, and time has run out for the old Veteran Plumbing store on Wyandotte St @ McDougall. The store was a long time downtown fixture, and in the last few years, packed up and headed to the south end of the city near the Sprawl-Mart. I used to head frequently to Veteran Plumbing during plumbing projects. Once they moved, I tried to go there once, and found them closed. I never…
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More HDR

It was a long weekend on the Canadian side of the river this weekend. Most of mine was spent painting. Here is my house, with a mix of colors going up on the lower level bay window, in glorious HDR. Still messing around, I took this HDR shot of looking west along my…
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HDR & lots of work...

So I’m just messing around with HDR. I think I’ve finally got a little grasp of the whole process…. The photo above is my house. The scaffolding is up, and that means scraping and painting, and cleaning out and stabilizing rotted wood… What a joyous…
Photo Du JourWindsor

Walkerville - 1899 - Part III

Today is the thrid and final installment. An interior view of one of the warehouses. This one claimed to hold 20,000 barrels A view of the bottling line. Must have been comfortable to work all dressed up 🙂 A view of the train station (demolished), the Jubilee Fountain (erected in 1887, now in Willistead Park, moved in the 1950’s) and if you look closely you can see the ferry to Detroit…
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Walkerville - 1899 - Part II

Continuing the tour, today is part II… The Directors lunch room. Looks almost the same, and is today the corporate art gallery. A few views of the hallways of the offices. The animal heads are however gone. A view looking towards the river. The buildings on the…
Photo Du JourWindsor

Walkerville - 1899 - Part I

Into the time machine today. We’re heading back to 1899, back when Walkerville was still a separate town. Out of this town came this little promotional booklet… PERHAPS very few small places are so widely known in every country of the civilized world as this…
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RIP - Joseph Nicola DeLauro - 1916 - 2006

Joe Delauro a taleneted sculptor and one of the few remaining links back to the old generation of sculptors passed away last Tuesday, July 11th at his Novi home at the age of 90. Here’s a brief obituary from this past Saturday’s Windsor Star: Ex-prof pioneered fine arts program Artist’s sculptures part of cityscape Roberta Pennington, Windsor Star Published: Saturday, July 15…
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Via Italia

As Italy prepares to face off against France in Sunday’s World Cup final, here is a photo tour through Erie Street, Windsor’s Little Italy. The light pole banners welcoming you to Little Italy. The east end, many blocks east of the restaurant district is a…