R C Harris

By: Lesley

Jun 15 2011

Category: SIGNS, Toronto


Focal Length:4.1mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

The R C Harris Water Treatment Plant on the shores of Lake Ontario. Built between 1932 and 1941, the plant provides about 45% of the water supply for the City of Toronto and York region. I have no idea what this tag means. It was a bit of a surprise since this location is very difficult to get to and is usually closed to the public. I was there during Doors Open.

Participating in Watery Wednesday and signs, signs

26 comments on “R C Harris”

  1. An awesome perspective! Huge, long wall!

  2. A great composition!

  3. I wouldn’t be surprised if the wall would be filled with graffiti soon.

  4. You’re at the perfect spot.A nice photo to share. Here’s my entry. Thanks and see you!

  5. Looks like a neat place. The graffito is interesting. I am wondering if I have seen that tag before.

  6. The treatment plant seems to be vanishing into the mist…


    Mist on the ocean,
    Mist on the sea,
    Mist on the meadow,
    Mist on the tree;

    Dew on the grasses,
    Dew on the rose,
    Dew in the garden,
    Dew on my clothes;

    All of this wetness,
    It’s plain to see,
    Promises blessings
    For you and me!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Boatman in Hawaii

  7. Beautiful shot!

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

  8. Water for 2 big cities -must be a huge supply!!

  9. this looks like a huge compound. terrific composition,

  10. What a great point of view you took! Never sen it from there before.

  11. That purple really stands out on the wall! I hope it’s not related to gang writings, ’cause it looks kind of neat!

  12. It is attention getting, regardless of what it means.

  13. Graffiti is often meaningless unsightly scribbling. But the block lettering took some talent and at the very least perhaps a willingness to stand for a long period of time in the cool lake water.

  14. I like this long perspective too. Tried to google variations of ten2ham2, but came up empty.

  15. Graffiti tags appear in the strangest places, peaceful place to paint with the water lapping your ankles. I wondered if the last three letters and number were mirror writing, so in reverse. Nice capture.

  16. Grim-looking fence but the building itself is surprisingly attractive. I like the perspective.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  17. I can’t say somebody is vandalizing this wall because it’s not safe to be in this place. Great find!

  18. Beautiful shot!

    Late Visiting for WW, here’s my Watery Wednesday. Drop by when you can, thanks!

  19. What a massive plant! For sure, it will be filled with all sorts of graffiti in no time.

  20. Your taggers have a lot more talent than our taggers.

  21. Sometimes these show up in the more remarkable locations. Makes you wonder how they got out there to paing it in the first place.

  22. Graffiti is showing up eveywhere. It is a neat view. Great capture.

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