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Urban Renewal

door with tree
door with tree

Urban Renewal

Nature has a little input in beautification of an old, worn, industrial area.

The audacity of nature never ceases to amaze me, putting down roots beneath a concrete slab and thriving on hope. adding beauty where none thought it possible.

Lovely selection of colors.

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Broken Dreams

broken window
broken window

Broken Dreams

The blue sky is broken apart by shattered window panes and even by the tattered hole in the roof of this grand old industrial building. Even the old Victorian bentwood and wicker chair is going to pieces. Such dreams lived here.

The leaves have fallen from the trees, and such things are now in full view.

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Patterns

dry weeds with rusty bridge
dry weeds with rusty bridge

Patterns

Bright late winter sun turns up interesting things, the graffiti on a rusted abandoned railroad bridge, and the last tired vestiges of wormwood.


Industrial Abstract

wildflowers by industrial items
wildflowers by industrial items

Industrial Abstract

A few hardy wildflowers still hold shriveled, faded leaves and just the seeds left from abundant flowers blooming around industrial debris. The debris itself is most interesting, a huge metal spool alternately rusting in various patterns with a few flecks of turquoise paint left for effect. The contrast of the delicate, brittle flowers washed by the sun and the solid, heavy object held in shadow is perhaps the story of how nature will always try to find a way back when it’s been pushed aside and buried, renewing itself slowly but surely, while manmade things slowly but surely sink into the soil.


Labor Day, 2011

photo of industrial building

Kinney

Nope, just took the photo yesterday, but the building doesn’t look much different from photos of that area from decades ago, and still the same company. It may not be big, pretty, stylish or new, but for the owners of those companies who are in for the long haul, take care of their employees as well as themselves and do it all extremely well, it’s beautiful.


Patterns

dry weeds with rusty bridge

Patterns

Bright late winter sun turns up interesting things, the graffiti on a rusted abandoned railroad bridge, and the last tired vestiges of wormwood.


On A Bright Winter Day

abandoned tracks leading to warehouse

Abandoned

It’s amazing what a bright winter afternoon can make look interesting and encourage you to explore.

This abandoned rail line was installed over 100 years ago and leads to the original Superior Steel building and what’s been added on to it. Now the rail line has fallen into disuse as have most of the buildings which comprised Superior Steel, but on a bright, stark winter afternoon there is something lovely in their shabby, peeling and rusty countenance, softened by ripened grasses, Queen Anne’s Lace, dock and sumac trees.


Industrial Abstract

wildflowers by industrial items

Industrial Abstract

A few hardy wildflowers still hold shriveled, faded leaves and just the seeds left from abundant flowers blooming around industrial debris. The debris itself is most interesting, a huge metal spool alternately rusting in various patterns with a few flecks of turquoise paint left for effect. The contrast of the delicate, brittle flowers washed by the sun and the solid, heavy object held in shadow is perhaps the story of how nature will always try to find a way back when it’s been pushed aside and buried, renewing itself slowly but surely, while manmade things slowly but surely sink into the soil.


Labor Day

photo of industrial building

Kinney

Nope, just took the photo yesterday, but the building doesn’t look much different from photos of that area from decades ago, and still the same company. It may not be big, pretty, stylish or new, but for the employees of those companies who are in for the long haul, take care of their employees as well as themselves and do it all extremely well, it’s beautiful.