This weekend I made a couple of excursions to King Edward school, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary by becoming a creative hub - an arts incubator. Friday night I inadvertently sat next to people from my own neighbourhood, whom I had never met, at PechaKucha Night in the old gym, a place that seemed to awaken the ghosts of gym class past in more than one of the evening's speakers.
Today, I headed back to the school to cover the activities of both Doors Open YYC and We Should Know Each Other #100. The building was abuzz with creativity.
But as I wandered the halls and stairwells of the century old four storey building, I found myself increasingly drawn to the silent corridors, the dark corners. After snapping photo after photo of increasingly atmospheric spaces, I began to feel more like I was scouting out the school to shoot a horror film than I was covering a celebration of the arts. To be honest, the more I look at the photos below, the more I want to do exactly that.
So don't be surprised if you find me at Starbucks in the near future, writing the screenplay for my first horror movie. I suspect there will be zombies.