Saturday, 15 October 2011

CP Roundhouse

The old CP Roundhouse and other 100+ year old buildings on the Sutherland site were recently torn down. I was able to catch a few photos of 100 yr old pipes, machinery, glass, even an 100 yr old elevator. Some of the walls were 4-6 layers of brick thick - I suppose for warmth. But my, that is labor intensive. I thought about the men working this yard 100 years ago, eking out an existence for their families who might have lived in a tiny house on Grey or Central Avenue. I am sure it was a very dangerous job in those days.  Personally, I am not sure I would travel on an elevator that depended on a thick rope to pull you up (and down). But they did - for a lot of years. 
 
If only the walls could talk. 
Stay tuned. I have a wedding today! Yeah it is not raining and there are still some fall leaves.

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

Love your photos Julie! You take such intriguing shots of things!

Laurie said...

I'm loving the abstract stuff these days. You did a fine job here.