Wednesday, September 17, 2014

R/Alphabe-Thursday

 Rubble at the park

R is for RUBBLE.

On the northern shore of Lake Ontario in Toronto lies a treasure called Colonel Samuel Smith Park, much of which is built on rubble landfill such as bricks, concrete and rebar.

 Part of the park's coastline

It's now a lovely park that boasts easy-to-walk paths and abundant wildlife, wildflowers and trees.  My husband and I like to visit the park because it's a dedicated bird sanctuary and a great place to take a camera.

 Rubble Art?

I didn't see who built this but I'm imagining a couple of kids...or perhaps an adult who's a kid at heart.

More Rubble Art??

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE 

53 comments:

Jo said...

How wonderful to build a park and bird sanctuary from rubble. Of course, good photo ops for photographers ! Thanks for sharing. Jo

eileeninmd said...

I am always happy to see a bird sanctuary.. The rubble art is cool! Pretty shots of the beach!

Malyss said...

From rubble to park and sanctuary : a good and beautiful story !

Barbara Wójcik said...

It's beautiful story and photos!
Nice to see it!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

I do like the rubble art as it seems more environmentally friendly along the beach than the plastic rubbish we also sometimes find.

Beth, ...".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the coastline shot. luv the rubble art. we were traveling lately so i am sorry i have missed your posts. hope you are well. ( :

i will be sharing lots of our Canadian trip ... it was a real blast.

we saw lots of rock stacks ... they even said in a few places - please don't move any rocks. i guess some folks find them not very zen. ha. ha!

Kerri Farley said...

Colorful rubble :)

Anvilcloud said...

What a unique place and post.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Fun to see! :)

Revrunner said...

From wrack to ruin. :-)

William Kendall said...

Curious to see rubble like that, but when you explain the purpose, it becomes acceptable.

Jacquelineand.... said...

So colourful! I'm loving the rubble art but I can't help asking: if it were in Ireland, would it be Blarney Rubble?
Okay, I'm going...

Sandra said...

my favorite is the first shot, that is amazing and what a great idea to use it to rebuild... cool art to. i like both pieces..

TexWisGirl said...

a good salvage. :)

Small City Scenes said...

What a fun place. Rubble art. MB

Sylvia K said...

A great place indeed!! Love the rubble art, creative to say the least! Wonderful post for the day, as always, EG!! Hope your week is going well!!

llandudnopictures said...

All shapes and sizes and colours going on there!

Linda W. said...

Interesting to see what people have done with the bricks. Some folks are very creative!

Judy said...

Looks like a nice place to spend some time.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I like the coastline shot and the "rubble art" is fun. Many of the bird reserves around here are old sand and gravel pits.

Halcyon said...

I like the first shot where the stones appear to be all different colors. Your blog always makes me miss Canada. :)

Stephanie said...

I enjoyed viewing the great rubble art and wonderful images!

Kathy said...

Sometimes trash turned into treasure can be a good thing!

jeannettestgermain said...

"Rubble" can be quite colorful! And yes, it's probably meant as art:)

RedPat said...

It is a great place! A friend has made several art pieces from bricks with holes in them that he collected on the Leslie St spit over the years. There is such a warm and soft feel to them.

Terri said...

Beautiful place for a sanctuary- and some cool rubble art, too!

Ginny said...

It's so pretty for rubble. But not really a safe place for kids.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I kind of like the rubble art. It's cool!

carol l mckenna said...

Lots of great rubble in your unique, creative and pretty photos for R ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like those old bricks. How interesting to see the rubble art. And as always...great photos my friend! Hugs!

Randy said...

Love the bricks. They would make for nice garden art.

Jack said...

EG, your first colorful photo is wonderful!

Rose said...

Definitely rubble art...not bad for rubble, either. I could handle walking there.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Best looking rubble I've seen in a while. Nice use for discarded rebar as far as I am concerned. Rubble Graffiti anyone?

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

interesting...

thanks

orchid Miyako said...

Wow, Colonel Samuel Smith Park looks wonderful place and great both of you can enjoy the nature or birds there♡♡♡
Great rubble art, too.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

see you there! said...

I like that rubble art, lets you know someone with a creative spirit visited.

Darla

Pamela Gordon said...

A very interesting park/beach. I like the 'art' and the well worn bricks. Really cool looking!

Judy said...

looks like a wonderful p[lace to walk!! I love the rubble art! I never would have thought to create something like that!

fredamans said...

Geez, I live somewhat local, and never been there. Gonna have to go check it out! Looks neat!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh no the second piece of art buckled under the pressure :)Good to see something beautiful created out of the landfill EG!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Thought the first shot was of a mosaic but thee read the blog...great subject! Rubble! Always enjoy my visit♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/red-peppers/

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What a great spot. I love the bricks, the rubble idea, not so much!

Grantham Lynn said...

Wow what an interesting place. I am sure you can get some great shots. Thanks for sharing. I linked too at Jenny's.
Have a great Friday.

Jim said...

I'm liking your "Rubble Art", Ms. T.G. It might not be real pretty but it uses what those people had to be creative. Really though, rubble not picked up and that strewn in public places is really messing things up.
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Lois said...

That would be a fun place to visit, because you never know what you might find!

Andrés Sánchez Soto said...

Magnificent blog, with extraordinary photo, perfect and processed to provide a great beauty.

Regards!

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

How nice .... !

Jeevan said...

The rubble makes beautiful art and pretty nice shore textures! Superb captures

Judie said...

What a wonderful idea! I love the fact that it is so colorful. Love your photos!!

Susan Anderson said...

That rubble looks pretty appealing!

=)

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

these are unusual rubble blocks.

Leora said...

Love your top photo of rocks - great texture and composition. Draws me in.

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