Originally from Northern England, Alan Norsworthy has been a photographer since the late 1960's.

He moved to Canada in 1973 and has made Guelph Ontario his home for the last 24 years.

" I remember visiting the CN Tower in the early 70's and the guide said that as far as you could see in any direction is the best farmland in Canada. That comment echoes down the years as I watch subdivisions eat up the landscape."

The area around Guelph offers up a plethora of rural images which Alan captures with his artistic vision. His work covers everything from macro photographs of flowers, sweeping landscapes, historic buildings and old abandoned farms in both colour and Black and White.

"This is where I find my inspiration, I have a need to show people the beauty I see as I walk the woods and fields of Southern Ontario"

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Streetcar on Queen

Streetcar on Queen
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

This place is foreign to me, but once in a while I visit.


I am uncomfortable here, the unrelenting noise, the hustle and bustle, car horns, sirens, the clatter of the streetcar, all jangle my nerves.

Yet still I go back ..


Probably to remind myself why I left !

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

1 comment:

Doug England said...

Alan, this images conveys the feelings you describe quite well. You have managed to capture an iconic element and the busy background that is "the city".

In contrast to your reaction to this place, it is like going home for me. Not that I grew up in precisely this place but I was not far a way and visited often. Toronto's "Beaches" area was my haunt many weekends. Visiting here and the St. Lawrence Market later in the day brought back so many memories ...
... so much has changed, yet so much remains the same.