Introducing, Rust-In-Peace By: Mercedes Blair

Rust-In-Peace By: Mercedes Blair, A new feature in GasPains Magazine


From The Editor-in-Chief

Gaspains Magazine will debut next week with a regular feature from our east coast correspondent Mercedes Blair. I approached her with the idea of penning an ongoing series of articles about some of the forgotten rusty gold she has come across with her canine companion Jazzy. Mercedes has a keen eye and I know we all look forward to reading about her adventures and welcome her to the GasPains Network family.

Topher Cooper PhD, Editor-in-Chief

Mercedes and Jazzy

Hi, I’m Mercedes Blair. I’m a 27 year old photographer originally from Brantford, Ontario and moved to Nova Scotia when I was young. 3 years ago my dog and exploring companion Jazzy and I decided to photograph an abandoned farm that I always admired growing up. There was a 1976 Dodge Aspen there that a barn had fallen down on, and I fell in love. It was that day that my passion for abandoned buildings and vehicles sparked. I haven’t been able to get enough of them ever since!



There is nothing better than finding old treasures. Most of them that I find are at abandoned houses or in some of the most random places in the woods that I find while searching for waterfalls. Sometimes I wonder how they even got there in the first place. The more rust and the more that nature has taken over, the better!! I especially love when trees are growing through the grills, trunk, etc. I look forward to sharing some of mine and Jazzy’s amazing abandoned rust finds that definitely have GasPains! I can’t take all of the credit, she has alerted to me to a few old vehicles that I wouldn’t have noticed myself!

You can follow Mercedes on FaceBook

Or check out her Website


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Becky Reid Connolly says:

    Well done. Mercedes Blair. You and Jazzy have had some wonderful adventures and I look forward to reading more about them. Love the Rust-in-Peace title. 🙂


    1. gaspains says:

      Thank you Becky, we too are looking forward to hearing about all the adventures from Mercedes and Jazzy 🙂


  2. Das mamma says:

    Great introduction, like the pics, and look forward to reading more from you!


  3. randy seeton says:

    Agree Becky. on the title,RUSTinPEACE,struck an instant grin on my face this morning when Mercedes&Jazzy told me. Congrats and look forward following you both and others in GasPains Mag&TV.Enjoying as much as we all have Abandoned Nova Scotia.Special thanks to the help and support from Cody&Deb to Mercedes.


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