|Rusty Door and Decay|
I've written about Springfield's urban decay a few times in the past. To be sure, there is plenty of it. However, the city is tearing the old buildings down as fast as they can. New hospitals, skating rinks, and other buildings are going up in place of the old brick factories. I will miss them when they are gone. To me, the old buildings are a photographer's dream come true. I suppose that there really is no stopping progress.
Have a nice Friday folks. The weekend starts in just a few hours.
The morning sun had done it's job well. The birds had slowly warmed themselves and were now ready to launch their bodies skyward with powerful thrusts of their wings. It was time to leave the safety of their roost in search of food to power them through yet another day. Tonight, they would return to huddle for warmth against the cold winter night. But for now, they would rise like smoke and scatter on the wind.
This used to be a massive printing plant full of huge presses. Now, it is used as a storage facility. Slowly the building has decayed over the decades and it is in the process of being torn down. All that junk? Old Harley Davidson spare parts going back to the seventies. You name it from tires to gas tanks. Such a waste.
Yesterday morning, I woke up early and drove in to Seattle to see the sunrise. I chose a spot called Gas Works Park. Several online well wishers had recommended the location.
They were right. I'll share the view across the lake to Seattle tomorrow. Spectacular as the morning sky line was, the old gas works silhouetted against the morning sky was what had my attention. After the sun was up in the sky, I had breakfast that included homemade strawberry jam. Yummy! Then it was off to work for some fantastically creative meetings.