Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Last November my friend and I decided to escape the Canadian cold and take an all inclusive trip.  I had never been on an all inclusive before and figured it would be the most economical option to get away.  Neither of us had ever been to Mexico and I wasn’t terribly picky about were we went as I had never been anywhere in the Caribbean.  We decided on Cancún, which is an infamous party city where frat kids escape to on reading week (spring break).  However, since we were going in November we figured we would avoid most of that scene.…

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Abandoned House

After visiting the Muskoka Cottage Sanitorium (that post HERE) my friend took me to visit this abandoned house.  It was strange as I actually know the people who once lived there.  I haven’t much to say about it, I hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Huronia Regional Centre

Today I had the opportunity to visit the Huronia Regional Centre, formerly the Orillia Asylum for Idiots and the Ontario Hospital School, Orillia.  The building, was originally a hotel and later a centre for those with developmental disabilities, which closed in 2009.  It has now been opened for a few specific dates for sole purpose of tours.  A few of the buildings are currently in use, one which serves as the Orillia courthouse, another used for raid training by the Ontario Provincial Police.  The photo above served as the main administration building and faces Lake Simcoe, as well as the…

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Muskoka Cottage Sanitorium

About a year ago, in September 2013 I made a visit to the Muskoka Cottage Sanitorium.  I had learned of it while studying Tuberculosis in a course on plagues and disease while at the University of Toronto.  As I had grown up in Muskoka this a very convenient trip for me to make.  The sanitorium, built in 1897 was the first place of respite in Canada for those suffering from Tuberculosis (which also goes by consumption, phthisis and TB).  It was renamed in 1902 to The Muskoka Free Hospital for Consumptives, the first tuberculosis hospital in the world to offer…

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HM-40 Nike Missile Testing Site

What I Wore: Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters Top: Vintage Shorts: Penney’s Loafers: KG by Kurt Geiger While in Florida in 2012 (that post here) we took a day trip down to The Keys.  Out in the brush of Key Largo we came across this abandoned Nike Missile Testing site.  From the outside it was a long narrow building, which had been overgrown with palms. The Shining The inside resembled a hospital, or hotel, as there was a narrow hallway studded with small bedrooms on each side. There were many of these shackles throughout, which made us believe it may have been something…

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