The first day of each month is always a theme day for members of City Daily Photo, and for the first of October, that theme is Abandoned. It's a theme chosen by Peter Hyndman at Sunshine Coast Daily Photo. You can see how others are interpreting the theme here.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Canadians shall, from time to time, lose an item of winter apparel. ~ Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice & Polar Vortexes
I have two different takes on this theme, starting with these items from last winter, each having had fallen from the possession of an unlucky owner. I too have occasionally lost an item of winter clothing- something of a nuisance when you've misplaced your gloves and it's minus 30 degrees Celsius out there.
My other take on this theme is more recent, and it's a building you might remember (with a wee bit of a rant). Somerset House is set at the intersection of Somerset and Bank Streets downtown. Back in 2007 the building was being renovated when there was an accident, resulting in a partial collapse at the back, the closure of the building, and the closure of the intersection. While the city bears some of the responsibility for things early on, most of the blame since then goes to the owner for what has essentially become an abandoned building. There is next to no sign that anything ever gets done here. The scaffolding remains always in place, the building seems forever left to its fate. On those occasions when one of the local papers writes an article about it, the building owner is either silent, or gives the usual half-hearted reassurances or pitiful lame excuses. All while coming across as dreadfully incompetent.
I can say I'm fed up, as are many others. It's been years, and this guy is just one excuse after another. Someone who gave a damn about the building and the area would have gotten the project done. If he's not willing to finish the work, he might as well sell to someone who can still save the building.
But of course he won't, and so the building continues to decay through sheer neglect. As far as I'm concerned at this point, the owner of this building should be driven out of business and sued for every cent he's got, and every single resident of this city should have the right to punch him in the face.