Sunday, September 30, 2012

please come to the office

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.


Anonymous said...

love it!

Lesley said...

I love watching some of those ghost shows because they're always in places like this, so interesting and mysterious and if I think about it too much I'd pee my pants. And, really, I don't watch them too often because I'm a big fraidy cat, but I'd see your movie. With company. In the middle of the day. Possibly after hiring a body guard. Heh.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks, Rebelle! Is it unbecomingly immodest of me to say that I do too?

I would loan you my comforting lap cat while you watch, never fear, Lesley.

umbrellalady said...

Your photos do have have that horror genre feel to them. Makes me shiver.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, Kathy. I'd love to go back and take more.