Archives: March, April, May & June 2008

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Last year I was on my way out west on the day of the fireworks. In fact, I believe the fireworks occurred on this day last year - occurring while I watched the sun set over the Mackinac Bridge.

I later talked to Don about his firework night and he had ended up in the D searching for somewhere to watch them. He told me about all the scene kids sitting on the edge and running around like fools on the rooftop of the MCS - which he saw as he crossed the Ambassador Bridge. Don grabbed some 40's and then went over to the MCS - only to be told by the same scene kids that the police were inside and throwing everyone out.

So Don thought about going to a certain 'Island Amusement Park building' that you can see from the bridge - but the police had the entire road blocked off.

I forget what Don ended up doing, but it didn't involve a rooftop.

Therefore I tempered my enthusiasm concerning our chances this year. We rested our hopes upon a certain apartment complex on Jefferson Avenue. We figured it to be a good target because it wasn't amongst the downtown buildings that people were kicked out of last year & it was hood enough to not be a popular choice amongst the suburbanites.

I became especially skeptical when we began to drive down Larned Street (the street parallel to Jefferson)..there were people EVERYWHERE - but since we had already came over, we might as well give it a shot.

We walked to the entrance where thankfully a delivery truck blocked us from the view of a very large party. We caught another break as a Ford Bronco and a Ford Econoline van were parked in front of the entrance - effectively giving us enough cover to rush beneath the fence and into the building entrance.

We found a small rooftop wall to disappear behind and consume our Camo Silver Ice 40's in anticipation of the spectacle.

Rain showers gathered and there was a gentle shower. We relaxed and occasionally peered over the wall at traffic-jammed Larned. Night eventually fell and we made our way over to the Jefferson Avenue side of the building. We peered over the edge at the road below and eventually sat and gazed at the fireworks in the sky.

I initially dreamed of this great shot with the 'grand finale' occurring and the D skyline in the foreground - but that just wasn't meant to be. I was taking pictures and moved about 5 feet to get another angle. When I went to turn my camera back on, the good ole', breaks-all-the-time, Carl Zeiss lens was jammed. Another Sony broken. There was zero dropping or roughhousing, I just tried to turn it back on and the lens wouldn't cooperate.

I was really sour, but I wasn't going to let it ruin my night. I eventually gave up on it and sat on the edge of the building watching all the frustrated people in the Jefferson Avenue traffic gridlock.

We waited for the traffic to clear and I enjoyed the beautiful cars and women.

About an hour later, Jefferson was empty and we made our exit.


Sign BRN Guestbook

on Derek Lowe vs. Orlando Cabrera
(O-Cab got K'ed up)

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

I recently went to MCS with AI. It was a good time and I got something done that I had eyed while still in Nova Scotia.


Sign BRN Guestbook

on iTunes: Pulp - Common People

Thursday, June 16th, 2008

The Nova Scotian period of this site has come to an end. The end is anti-climatic I suppose, but the villa does have a rich history and a good story.

I can confidently say there were some good finds in my nine NS months. There was also a couple more locations but I think that I only find them interesting because of their sentimental value.

Back to Detroit?

Not quite yet; but in Detroit related stories - I went to Cleveland to see the Indians this past weekend & found out that some friends from Nova Scotia were actually at the game! A friend of a friend was telling me how they had gone to Detroit in previous days and how he saw 'this crazy åbandoned building!"

Oh Boy.

And Scott - I can't really complain about Volquez when I picked up Upton near the end of a draft on a year when everyone had forgotten about him.


Sign BRN Guestbook

on iTunes: Say Anything - In Defense of the Genre

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

With the amount of time on my hands of late, I should at least be able to get through the Nova Scotia locations.

This is a step in the right direction as I churn out an update of the Cam Russell Provincial Hospital.


Sign BRN Guestbook

on Oakland A's vs. New York Yankees

Sunday, June 2nd, 2008

I bring y'all an update of McNåbs Island. McNåbs is the biggest island in Halifax Harbour and is home to various forts, houses and other historic structures. I regrettably only checked it out once in September, but once is better than never.


Sign BRN Guestbook

on iTunes: Thursday - Hole in World

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

In the previous write-up, I wrote about a cottage and a park that were my first buildings in Nova Scotia.

They sort of hold a sentimental value, so I wrote a small write-up.


Sign BRN Guestbook

on TV: Canada vs Slovenia

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Let's keep up the theme of demolished Nova Scotian schools with bird mascots.

Horton High School.


Sign BRN Guestbook

on TV: Sportscentre (more specifically, John Daly anti-shirt)

Monday, April 21st, 2008

I finished classes recently and so, I'm going to try and get some updates up concerning what I've been hitting in Nova Scotia.


Sign BRN Guestbook

on TV: Boston & Montreal Game 7

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

I recently had the opportunity to experience the Wørcester Ståte Høspital.

Check it out.


Sign BRN Guestbook

on TV: San Jose & Calgary Flames Game 4

Friday, March 14th, 2008

While coming home for Spring Break, I stopped by the Carborundum Corp. Offices in Niagara Falls, NY for some stitches.

Check it.


Sign BRN Guestbook

on iTunes: All Around the World - Jay-Z

Back to the Main Page


< Back to the Archives of January & February 2008 || Forward to the July & August 2008 Archives >