View from a Playground

Yesterday I attended a workshop for educators on Wildlife Education given by the Canadian Wildlife Federation. We spent a lot of time outside exploring activities that we could do outside with the children we teach. From the playground, we saw the school building – which is an old house that has been renovated and extended for its new purpose. When I saw the following, I knew I had to take the photo in black and white to see what it would look like. I share with you the picture that I created on my Instagram account:

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
View from a playground. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I like that this huge old house is now filled with the sound of children learning. So much better than being pulled down and replaced by a condo.

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© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

(This post, and photo, was inspired by Paula’s Black & White Sunday challenge)

19 thoughts on “View from a Playground

    1. You are definitely the inspiration for this Paula. When I saw the building from this view, I thought immediately of taking a B&W photo for your challenge.


    1. Thank you Gemma. The sun was shining face-on to the building. The shadows were caught in the B&W – I did not really notice them in the one I took in colour.


  1. so glad they are not tearing it down – and that it is now filled with that unbridled joy. 🙂
    also, the b&w really highlights so many details – including the brick –
    and then I like how you gave us a glimpse of the basketball hoop/railing/ and window unit thing – (a/c ?)


  2. With so many houses being abandoned, boarded up, and left to rot, I think it’s wonderful that this one has found new life as a place of learning for children. I doubt it could have had a better future.


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