Encounter #1

Encounter #1

On the road, one of our favourite activities is to photograph historical and, ideally, remote places. Many of these places are called ghost towns because they are now just a ghost of the once bustling frontier town. Most of them are visually appealing and photographing them shouldn’t pose a challenge. Remote locations, interesting wooden structures, [...]

In the Footsteps of the Molson Empire (Part 1)

In the Footsteps of the Molson Empire (Part 1)

Canadian investors John W. Molson and George B. Meacham started the town of Molson in 1900. Yes, John was the same person who built the largest brewing empire in Canada and ran Molson’s Bank. In 1896 gold was found in the area and multiple mining claims were made. Soon the town had three hundred residents. [...]

St. Elmo – The Story of Annabelle

St. Elmo – The Story of Annabelle

Annabelle was the oldest of the three siblings, children of Anna and Anton Stark, some of the most prominent people in town. Her mother was convinced they were better than the other townsfolk. She might have been right! After all, the typical mining town of that time consisted of miners, prostitutes, railroad workers and prospectors [...]