Saturday, February 18, 2012

Watching a city disappear


 These shots are from a small town called Rock Falls, IL . I have a cottage out there and spend alot of time shooting barns and abandoned buildings. I watched them take this building down over a 5 year period shooting images every month. Well it's officially gone :-( I came out this month and its a vacant lot. pictures to follow this week. I hope something good goes there.


12 comments:

BijiBijoux said...

Oh that's sad :( to see buildings goes down. Did you see all the houses O'Hare took down last 2 years? So sad to see all that is gone.

Mt. Baldy Glassworks said...

I would love to get a hold of the old brick and wood. Don't you love to make things from very old things?

Mandee said...

It saddens me when part of history goes away.You never know if something will replace it.

Ruth said...

Looks alot like where we live, it is truly a shame.

Bella the Bead said...

I hope they salvaged the bricks, wood, etc...they can be used to make beautiful items!

theMayflower said...

It's sad to see how history isn't appreciated and it just disappears, but I think those buildings are beautiful. It's sad how we're tearing up history to commercialize an area for money.

Anita Dean Sews said...

just beautiful photography.. so sad to see old buildings go down!

Lori Bergmann said...

I hate to see old buildings disappear too—such a loss of great history and character!

* said...

Unique Cozy Treasures - It's good that you are preserving history with your photographs!

Linda B said...

A co-worker and I were talking about this today about downtown Chicago. It's weird, isn't it?

IsabellesAttic said...

reminds me of my parents home town, brings back wonderful memories

Brittany said...

My parents love to use old windows as picture frames in their homes.

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one of many shots to come!