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Love the lines and the colors.
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Thanks Linda. Same subject almost 5 years ago: https://pixetera.co/2013/05/23/thursday-may-23-2013/#jp-carousel-7214
This one was taken from across the street as I bicycled up an incline — which usually takes all my concentration. The only reason I saw this composition was because I had stopped midway up to inspect an object on the grass. If it wasn’t there, I would have kept on pedaling oblivious to what was happening behind me.
These silos are obviously something to keep your eye on. I like your older photos of them, too.
Three earlier visits:
Would you believe that these coal silos are part of a property that’s now for sale? And that the listing broker is marketing them as potential apartments?
These are all wonderful, Alan. You must feel very sad about losing the opportunity to make beauty with these silos. A similar project didn’t work out exactly as planned in Akron, Ohio. See http://www.quakersquareakron.com/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quaker_Square and http://www.uakron.edu/reslife/halls/quaker.
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In all honesty, I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, they’re located only a block from Main Street and speak of an earlier time. On the other hand, I’ve taken pictures of them on 5 different occasions in the course of 6.5 years and don’t know how many more I can do without becoming repetitive. From a strictly photographic standpoint then, I’m not sure I’ll miss them.
:-) Good old ambivalence! We’re allowed to have mixed feelings, right? Maybe they’re worn out their welcome for your artistic consideration, but this photo is pretty damn nice!
wow! awesome! wonderful!
Thanks so much Daniel, and greetings from rainy Beacon :)
I love this image, Alan, it evokes so many feelings. There’s warmth and wistfulness and a grounded respect for things as they are. Beautiful!!!!
Reading your comments to Linda, I’ll have to check those links. And I’d believe the marketing ploy. We saw a very handsome and distinctive grain elevator in a small town in Oregon (Mount Angel) that we detoured to. The town has all kinds of curiosities, not least of which is a small natural history/and other stuff museum at an active Catholic monastery. But I digress. ;-)
I found out an architect’s firm did a design & proposal for the old grain elevator in town, and also learned that the building design is common in Saskatchewan, but not so much in the US, as far as i know.
I hope the link works. Look for “Wood Pellet Products” on the map and go to street view to see the building. Right in town!
Or google Mt Angel, OR and look for it at the triangle in the middle of town.
Here’s the project:
Cool project, but don’t tell me that half-timber monstrosity is what became of it. Maybe I didn’t Google properly. See my tardy response to Alan above Peter’s comment.
Thanks for the links. Always fun to see photos of any town off the beaten path. The grain elevator and silos in this link and Linda’s are much larger than the one pictured here which was used for coal. There are two of them side-by-side, each about 2-3 stories tall and about 15 feet wide. I imagine it wouldn’t be fun to remove all vestiges of coal dust if they were gutted for housing..
that is really spectacular!
Thanks Peter. A matter of being in the right place at the right time. And if I hadn’t been locked in while taking photographs at the old municipal garage (see: https://pixetera.co/2018/04/21/saturday-april-21-2018-eacon-municipal-garage/), I may have missed it altogether by arriving on the scene too early :)
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