16 May 2011

history is a set of lies agreed upon

history is a set of lies agreed upon

In April, I posted this shot of a slowly deteriorating building that we had been driving past for many years. Last week, when we were back in that area, it was gone. Just a fresh patch of soil. We just pointed with our jaws in our laps. It seriously looked like it could've fallen over at any moment for the last twenty years, but we never drove the extra five miles to photograph it until last month. What are the odds?

I'm thinking now we should've put some money on a horse in the Derby.

This building is more local. Only about five miles from our house. Right on the edge of a busy highway, so the surroundings aren't terribly photogenic. I took it before we saw the other structure had been leveled, which compels me to post it now. This is actually a composition of two photos. The sky being too bright to capture any detail on the building, and the building being too dark to capture the sky. Clicking on the image will take you to flickr where you can see the untouched originals.

If you're in to that sort of thing.

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8 comments:

Nancy said...

I guess that's why I go around like a crazy woman and photograph old barns. Here today...

Great shot. I'm so glad you were able to get it before it was no more.

Thank you for linking up to YSB this week. :)

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

The pictures (both this one, and the one of the building that is no more) are great!

These old buildings do make us think, don't they?
xxx

texwisgirl said...

oh, you are a photography minx. mixing and matching to get such a gorgeous result. loved the title you gave it!

Tammy said...

This is so incredibly beautiful. Perfect in every way...and I haven't said that about too many photos. Mother Nature cooperated with a perfect sky to boot. Your sad story makes it allthe more special.

Canyon Girl said...

Old buildings are so great, they make you wonder who lived there, what happened, why were they deserted....

Dawn said...

SO PERFECT....and glad you caught it before it "fell". Nice work! (You could probably still luck out on some sort of lottery....things are usually in 3's right?:)

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

Your very talented with the camera and I love all the old structures you've been taking. GORGEOUS! And yes, like Dawn said go play the lottery girl!

Marissa ♥ said...

If walls could talk...
I wonder what the history behind this building is. Glad you were able to photograph it before the demo.

Beautiful blended photos!

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