These images were shot in the basement of the former Couvent Jésus Marie, also known as the Gravelbourg Elementary School. My earliest memories of this school are of our kindergarten class, which was located on the left at the end of the long hallway. The […]
This old fashioned school room is set up in one of the old classrooms in the Gravelbourg Elementary School, formerly known as Le Couvent Jésus-Marie. The types of desks set up in the classroom are Fashion School Desks; they were first manufactured in 1881. The […]
The former convent school, Couvent Jésus Marie, still boasts its original layout and appearance. Up until a few days ago, it was still used as an elementary school for children in the Gravelbourg area. The basement houses the boiler room, which is accessed by a […]
I am surprised to realize so much time has elapsed since the last time I photographed this unfinished lodge (three years). These ruins have received much attention, in the form of graffiti, since my last visit. The deserted stone work was to be the foundation […]
Every summer I return to this aging, abandoned one-room school to try to photograph the sense of loneliness this building conveys. Since the school’s closure, the building has been used for grain storage and for a number of years now it has been completely forgotten. […]
I made my way up the stairs gingerly, as to not go through the old wooden stairs, to obtain the bedroom shot. The howling wind made the decaying roof timbers creak and moan as if the house was alive. The entire experience was quite unnerving, […]
This empty farmhouse still stands in the field, devoid of human life. I’ve asked myself if in its time this now desolate place was once a happy, loving home. If only the walls could talk, I wonder what memories they would reveal.