This is one of my favourite places in Ajax.
Friend bought a tree in spirit of my late husband several years ago. Most springs we come down here to see the tree and have a picnic to celebrate his life. The kids usually want to come up here after.
It’s a commemorative abstract Stonehenge that sites on a small hill on the site of the old water treatment plant. You can come here and look at the lake. Or the stars if you are lucky. Come here Easter weekend and you are likely to find the the big old moon rising over the lake.
In the history of art, light often depicts God or a spiritual aspect. These days we might be more inclined to think of visitors from other worlds.
I enjoy how much these images reminds me of a video game. But I assure you, this place is real. I always find it restful here.
I have no idea what this place is. It makes a lot of noise at night and it glows. It seems alive. And to me, at least, mysterious.
Ajax is full of industrial buildings. It’s amazing how you can live in a place for so long and yet never really look at it. So many places here that we all just drive by. Not wanting to see it. Thinking of where we have to get to next. Checking our cell phones.
I wouldn’t swear to it because I got this off the internet, but I believe that this is Axalta Coating Systems which produces performance and transportation coatings. Their slogan is “Simply Brilliant”. They are an international company with principal locations in Philadelphia, Switzerland, Pennsalvania US, Mexico, Singapore, Shanghia and have approximately 13,000 employees. Here they are quietly in Ajax, too.
They have 47 training centres around the world to help their customers get the best out of their coatings and colour tools. Ajax is one of them.
Stuff you might not have known about Ajax.
I was heading toward Station Street with the intention of shooting some of the industrial buildings just south of there. It’s my favourite route to the soccer turfs. But this freight train was blocking the road. I’ve never seen a train on these tracks, but then, I’m not sure I’ve ever been down there that time of night.
It sat there for a long time. I decided to shoot it: from the sunroof, from the window, through the windshield. What else are you going to do while you wait?
Cars that had lined up behind me eventually backed up and turned around. This allowed me to get off the road and approach the train on foot. I waited until the train got moving again to get this. Patience can be a virtue.