Bryan Eneas · CBC News · Posted: Jul 26, 2020
'I'm really hoping that, especially a lot of the retirees and people who lived in the areas will be able to come out and say, "oh I remember those kinds of schools. I remember those kind of buildings and just remembered stories of the buildings that they don't see anymore,"' says Chris Attrell. (Supplied/Chris Attrell)
After years of traveling to secluded areas to visit abandoned buildings, finding himself stuck in snow, with flat tires and cracked windshields, a Saskatchewan-based photographer says it was all worth it.
Shaunavon's Chris Attrell was able to combine two of his passions — photography and history — when creating Forgotten Saskatchewan, a 16-year project that concluded last year when the book was published.
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It's a gold medal for Out of Old Ontario Kitchens by Lindy Mechefske and MacIntyre Purcell Publishing.
Taste Canada announced its 2019 awards presenting Out of Old Ontario Kitchens with gold in the Culinary Narratives category.
"The Culinary Narratives award is given to the best food- or beverage-related narrative written by a Canadian author (or authors). This category may include books exploring culinary history, politics, social awareness, memoir or biography, all relating to food, and may include some representative recipes. In this category, however, recipes (if any) will not be tested. In most cases, the overall style of the book will be narrative, but reference texts will be included in this category as well. The topic or theme need not be Canadian." — Taste Canada Awards
Congratulations to everyone who had a hand in putting this beautiful book together.
Story by Jayda Noyes, The Prince Albert Daily Herald, Oct. 1, 2019
This image of a house southeast of Blaine Lake appears in Chris Attrell's book Forgotten Saskatchewan. It was shot with a tea light placed in the attic, "creating a hauntingly beautiful ambience," the books reads (photo courtesy of Chris Attrell)
"Given the chance to vacation in Hawaii or cruise Saskatchewan backroads, I would still choose cruising Saskatchewan."
Chris Attrell has spent the last 16 years exploring and capturing the unrecognized pieces of Saskatchewan beauty.
His collection of photographs of abandoned farmhouses, churches, grain elevators and vehicles come together in his new booked called Forgotten Saskatchewan. It was published this past August.
The book is meant as a glimpse into traditional lifestyles Attrell learned about while exploring the province.