The old scrap yard
The old scrap yard

The old scrap yard

The old scrap yard

Scrap and other rusty souvenirs

Saint-Amable (Quebec), Canada

The place has something to surprise you. More than 2,000 vehicles dating from before 1975 scattered in a vast wooded area. Wooded which has made a way through the rusted carcasses that are slowly covered with a vegetation that resumes its rights over the seasons.

The owner, Jean-Paul Colmor, is very friendly, although very talkative. He will tell us that because of Expo 67, the city of Montreal had sent all the abandoned or without a owner vehicles that were within a radius of several kilometers around the various attractions.

What remains of it today are rows and rows of cars, sometimes parked, sometimes stacked one on top of the other. The windshields are shattered and grasses grow on the benches and in the cars suitcase. Some of them are so deep into the ground that the tires are no longer distinguishable.

At times, you feel like you are in a post-apocalyptic setting, something like the Walking Dead. A zombie would feel like home.

For the rest, the feeling of dealing with a compulsive pick-up guy is growing up when you look at all the garbage that accumulates here and there. At times, the site looks like an open dump, although the whole thing is relatively well classified ...

Related content

Hotel Adler, the abandoned bathhouse - Photo by Diane Landro
Sharon Springs, New York (United States)

The 150-room Adler Hotel on the northern edge of the village with its Spanish style architecture was the last great hotel built prior to the great depression in Sharon Springs. The five-story hotel opened in 1927 and closed after the 2004 summer...

The old and abandoned gas station
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec (Canada)

It was a garage, but also a gas station, a car wash and a house. But today, the large building is completely abandoned. Newspapers and magazines on the floor suggest that the owners left about two years ago. They have left suddenly, by the way....

Former military base of Saint-Hubert
Saint-Hubert, Quebec (Canada)

Dismantled in 1995 by the federal government, the former military base of Saint-Hubert is located close to the airport of the same name. In 1928, the Ministry of National Defence inaugurated the airport to connect by the sky Canada to the United...

Florist's camouflage
Montréal, Quebec (Canada)
The origins

Like all good stories, d'Alcantara's begins with «once upon a time»... A Belgian aristocrat of Spanish origin, Count Carlos d'Alcantara, is madly in love with a beautiful French ballerina. His parents view this idyll with a...