February 8, 2009

Contemplating the hours.

Another drive in search of photographic adventure. 
We saw a few abandoned and semi-abandoned sites that we'd like to explore further, took country roads with dilapidated farms and defunct restauruants. 
Our best find (or what made us get out of the car) was this historical building which at the turn of the century was home to "good Irish stock." Agent P. is enthralled with old structures and abandoned factories, learning about their histories, dreaming about the people who used to live or work there, and ultimately preserving them with her camera. It's frustrating that this subject is now en vogue, causing people to desecrate these beautiful remnants just to get a good shot. 

the hours.
 She sat on the stoop and contemplated the hours of the people who had sat there before, and the hours in between. What did they wait for?


through the gate.
Blue sky, red brick, green grass, perfect sunlight: perfect day.

Another set of twins.

pebble ramparts.
Lone door, pebbles, and snow.

contrast.
Contrast.

treasure.
Contrast & treasure!

the drive.
Slick pavement, beautiful road shot through the winshield. 

There were so many gorgeous puddles and illuminated praire grasses. 
Loving the warm weather.
And there are ghost towns in Illinois. Who knew? Not as cool as the ones out west but worth exploring. There's a county in southern illinois with five such towns!
xo Lara

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

Lara,
These shots capture the feeling of the DAY! The red house between the white fence..

and the 'ghost' contemplating her days past.

x..x

Stephanie said...

Lara,
These shots capture the feeling of the DAY! The red house between the white fence..

and the 'ghost' contemplating her days past.

x..x

Stephanie said...

oh...sorry bout that double post, now triple

eb said...

do you know Galena?

xox - eb.