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Someone just painted a whole building yellow in my neighbourhood.

Here's an article from the Ottawa Sun on this very house:

"The clock is once again ticking for the yellow house that for two years has defied the odds and evaded a wrecking ball.

The structure, located at the corner of Gladstone Ave. and Cambridge St., has a colourful history, if nothing else, going for it.

The former pawn shop has been unoccupied since the owner of Pawn-Da-Rosa died six years ago. As its state deteriorated and drug abusers began to frequent the empty building, neighbours hoped that it would either be razed or reclaimed.

The city scheduled it for demolition two summers ago to make way for townhouses, but told former owner Ali Shafiei that he would have to clean rampant graffiti and posters off the walls first.

Incredulous that a house slated to be torn down in a month's time would first have to be made more attractive, Shafiei's agent painted the entire structure bright yellow.

Since then, it has been photographed and was even the backdrop for a short film called The House Will Not Be Here Tomorrow.

Romanticism aside, however, some residents say its time has come.

"I think everyone sees it as so bizarre it's funny" said Dalhousie Community Association vice-president Charles Akben-Marchand, who has followed the saga for years. "But we know that it's a temporary thing"

He said new owners based in Toronto are waiting for a building permit from the city to erect townhouse units. Once they're approved, the house will finally be put out of some people's misery.

"It seems they want to build and the councillor's office is trying to help," he said.

One of those waiting anxiously for the end is community activist Pamela Connolly, who says that while the house may be unique, it's time for it to go.

"Some people may like it, but there's graffiti all over the walls and the house itself has become unstable."

Connolly said there's no longer any criminal activity at the address, which has become a haven for skateboarders for its natural obstacle course."


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Thanks everybody for :+fav:ing this image and for appreciating it. Please feel free to look at the rest of my gallery which extends over 35 years. [link]

Just so you know, the building has been razed. It's an empty lot. So, to all you new photographers out there who have this inner turmoil when deciding whether to take a shot or not, the answer is clear. Take it! Don't hesitate.
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MistyCascade Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You were featured! fav.me/d760ccd
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014   Photographer
Awesome! Thanks!!
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gingado Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Your wonderful work is featured in "YELLOW - THE COLOR OF LIGHT AND LIFE"
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Photographer
Thanks indeedy!!!
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BritLawrence Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Featured here: [link] (:
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escapist1901 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're exquisite work has been Featured here [link] ! :heart:
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011   Photographer
Oh, wow! I can't believe I missed this. Thanks very much. :) :boogie: :headbang:
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strawberry-hunter Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student Writer
Hello!
Your wonderful work was featured here! :whisper:
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011   Photographer
Thanks so much! :boogie: :dance: You're great!
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strawberry-hunter Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Writer
:smoking::iconyourewelcomebubble:

Haha, thanks :D
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:wave: This wonderful work is featured here [link]
I hope you like!
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010   Photographer
Thanks very much! I am flattered :) :boogie: :headbang:
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skylovekiss Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You've been featured in my news article :heart: :meow: [link]
Don't forget to :+fav: it, if you liked it:D
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010   Photographer
Thanks ... and I did!
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skylovekiss Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome:D and thank you :aww:
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james-dolan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello there! I hope you don't mind me featuring this deviation in my latest journal which is promoting the colour yellow in the art world - All the best from me and keep up the great work,
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010   Photographer
Thanks very much :dance:
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Schroe03 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Featured in [link] All About YELLOW :gallery:
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009   Photographer
Thanks very much. I appreciate that you like the image. Please help yourself to looking around the rest of my portfolio.
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yoenizme Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
stunning :clap:
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009   Photographer
Wow! Thanks :) You should see what a whole building painted this way looks like. House of Pacman!

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you get a chance to see more of myportfolio. On my way to see yours now.
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yoenizme Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
waw i feel so curious =D

my pleasure. You have great gallery :clap:
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Georgiaannaa Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Featured you here : [link] :D
Fav please : [link]
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009   Photographer
Thanks so much for showcasing Yellow :D I'm glad you like it.
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thepolishyogi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
this lovely piece has been featured here :heart: :D [link] Enjoy and PLEASE FAVE :thumbsup: :star: I want the world to see your beautiful artwork!!!!!
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009   Photographer
Hey, thanks very much :) I appreciate it.
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thepolishyogi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
it was my pleasure :heart:
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Gismonda999 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
lovely, featured [link]
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009   Photographer
Thanks! I reallt appreciate it :dance: :boogie: :hug:
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you have been featured

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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009   Photographer
Thank you kindly :)
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wacky-j Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome!
If you like the item, please fave it. and give your friends a Message, so your friends can look too
Perhaps you will find in my gallery also a beautiful picture that you like. [link]
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009   Photographer
I always look through galleries of everyone who faves my pics. I like to see where they're coming from. Sometimes it's complex. Like when a gallery is just drawing of those human animals. :P I'll never get that.

I liked a few of yours. You're headed in the right direction. Keep it up!
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wacky-j Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks again
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Muov Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
featured here: [link] :heart:
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009   Photographer
Oh, coool! Thank you :dance: :boogie: :headbang:
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you have been featured here: [link] and here: [link] :heart:
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009   Photographer
Thanks very much! :boogie: :dance: :hug:
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eaglet888 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Beautiful want to use it for a tune i made as a image description :)
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009   Photographer
Sure. What res do you need?
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey there!! I featured your beautiful work in my latest news article which is all about the colour yellow. You can find it here. I hope that's okay with you! :nod: Have a lovely day. (:
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009   Photographer
Absolutely great!!! :dance: :boogie: :headbang: Thanks a huge bunch! :D
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Hi! You have been featured in a news article here: [link]
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009   Photographer
Thanks alot! :dance: :boogie: :w00t:
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
You've been featured in my Journal [link]
:aww: Have a nice day!
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BenoitAubry Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009   Photographer
:boogie: :dance: :D Thanks a heap!!
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