4. Tide Lake roadster (2013)
Every now and then you find something out on the prairie that makes you think. This was one of them, an old abandoned roadster, miles from anything really, the engine and most of the interior removed, the remnants rusting away in the prairie sun. Naturally, or unnaturally, one’s mind tends to wander through all the morbid possibilities a scene like this presents. However, a more likely explanation for the Tide Lake roadster likely involves teenagers, an old beater, possibly some booze and too much time to kill. Or, maybe this just seemed like a good place to dump a car?
The photo below from the same day also makes you think, a creepy old shack out stuck on the prairie at Kinivie, southeast of Tilley. Perspective is everything of course, and what you can’t see are the corrals for the community pasture adjacent, which adds a little more context and removes most of the mystery from the scene.
5. Summer storm at sunset, south of Brooks (2013)
Mix a thunderstorm and sunset, and this is what you a get: a dramatic mammatus cloud formation moving through south of Brooks on the eve of the 2013 Forgotten Alberta Road Trip.
6. The Hotel Tilley (2013)
Behold! The historic Hotel Tilley / Tilley Hotel, site of much of my misspent youth, and still a landmark in the former village of Tilley. I say former village, as Tilley was disorganized at the village’s request, and dissolved into Newell County effective August 31, 2013. The photos below were taken in July 2013 en route to Suffield and points southeast.
Next week: The countdown continues with photos 1-5.
7. Scenes from Kinnondale, Alberta
Six on the list features two older photos taken in the former Kinnondale district of northeast Vulcan County. The first is entitled “Along the road to Amethyst (2010)” a reference to a former school district and post office once located north of Hwy. 539. The photo below, “The Lunt Place (2007)”, is the former homestead of Joseph and Annie Lunt, who helped found and sustain the Kinnondale community during three decades of drought and hardship. The Lunts left Kinnondale in 1953.
8. Eddie gets ready to head down the Ranchville Rd.
We’re back to Forgotten Alberta Road Trip 2013 for #8, which as you can see, is an attempt at video. We were due west of the Cypress Hills at this point, and within sight of the Sweetgrass Hills to the south as Eddie readied himself to head down the Ranchville Road.