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Industrial Decay

>> Monday, April 9, 2012

If you've followed my blog for any period of time, you know I have a tendency to be drawn to images of industry that is past its prime.  Following my overload of photographing flowers downtown, I dragged my long-suffering husband on a brief tour of decaying buildings in downtown Syracuse.

Syracuse used to be a very industrial blue-collar town, and while there's still some industry here, much of the old industrial foundation of the city has been reduced to decay.  There's a wealth of opportunity for industrial photographs for me.  Mind you, photographing it requires some forays into not-so-great parts of town, and a lot of crazy driving and parking as I point and shout, "Ooh!  Stop!  Over there!"  Poor Seth.  He humors me so gracefully.

Anyway, here are some scenes that caught my eye.


Raining Iguanas April 9, 2012 at 7:25 PM  

I enjoy your photographs. I too have swivel-neck syndrome. If you were following me from behind when I am in photo-mode I probably look like three-year old saying no to a fork full of green beans.

Woodswoman Extraordinaire April 10, 2012 at 9:13 AM  

Ha! Raining Iguanas, the three-year old saying no to green beans is a fantastic image - I can picture it, and I relate!

biobabbler April 12, 2012 at 1:21 PM  

oh, very nice! I love a few urban things in particular: faded painted ads on the sides of old brick buildings, cool, old windows, and when nature starts taking over, growing up through here, busting out a window there, cracked cement fields, etc. =) And graceful design bits that one might not notice right off.

Thanks for the fun tour. Glad your man is accommodating. =)

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