Thursday, April 13, 2006

Through dark scary places, with flashlights

Interior of brickworks
Last Thursday, I suggested we walk through the ravine to the Brickworks, so a group of us met at 8:30 at Castle Frank subway station. Sean, the TTC expert, showed us that the cupola at the entrance to Castle Frank station has this interesting acoustic property: if you stand directly beneath it and stamp your foot hard, the echo sounds like a gunshot. Try it next time you're there!

After blundering about the tony neighbourhood just north of Castle Frank for a bit, we found our way into the ravine, and saw Blair-Witch-esque stick huts that someone had built there. We followed paths and arrows, and soon the Brickworks loomed out of the dark before us, brightly illuminated and eerily deserted. We poked around its shadowy corners with flashlights. All my photos of the place look like they should be labelled "Site of the Alleged Paranormal Activity."

The wetlands reclamation area outside the building was just as spooky. The pools looked black and lifeless, but when I leaned over the railing and took a flash photo, something unexpected was revealed in the depths:

And then we made our way back to Yonge, and beers at the excellent Yammy the Cat.

Brickworks photo set here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, you walked a scene from my novel-in-progress!

-- maggie

8:21 a.m., April 13, 2006  
Blogger JuliaMazal said...

oooh - I've always wondered about "yammy". thanks for taking it for a test drive!

4:58 a.m., April 16, 2006  

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