As we visited some ghost towns on our latest camping trip I wondered if the columnist for the Toronto Star just had to get an article in for his deadline. This was an article that pulled me into this excursion and I was thinking that he really didnâ€™t have anything so he decided to just make up some ghost town destinations.
I say that because most of the places we visited had live people living there, not just ghosts. Or maybe itâ€™s just that the housing shortage has forced people to move back to these spaces.
But even with live people, there was still a ghost town element to be seen. I enjoy exploring these places to think about the history behind them. Washed out mines, towns that a railway or 400 series highway bypassed, or just plain forgotten.
The â€śWabi-Sabiâ€ť is good for my lens and the serenity is good for my soul.
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