Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Industrial Design

This photograph is just plain riveting to me. Sorry, I couldn't resist that pun. What they call this, I do not know. However, this I know. It's found on top of lumber mills. When I climbed up on Nana's sink and looked straight off in the distance, I saw a large one atop the Saunders Brothers mill in Westbrook. Then in our neighborhood, there was Lewis Lumber Company, and it had two sticking out of the rambling roofs. Back then, it was a day without gates keeping kids out, so at night we often explored the buildings, inside and out, and discovered lots of interesting stuff. It was great fun til that Sunday night when a frightening fire took it down. I found this piece of industrial design at an abandoned warehouse in the city. A remnant of another time.

20 comments:

  1. Haha! riveting you say Birdman!! It certainly makes for a great image that's for sure, rust always adds that special element. It will be interesting to see if anyone knows what it's actually called..some sort of chimney vent maybe, hey all I know is that it looks good!

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  2. belle photo graphique, on a envie de regarder dans le trou ;)

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  3. From afar, the thumbnail looked like a riveting umbrella!!!

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  4. Your visitors have a way with words...riveting it is!!

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  5. it is a beautiful shot, no matter what it is.

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  6. Whatever it might be and wherever it is...
    It is another great photograph of yours.
    Cosats

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  7. A steel sun . . .love those rays and colors . . .

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  8. That is riveting....ha.. Isn't it amazing the things we find to take pictures of, as we get deeper and deeper into photography....


    Talk about kids playing where they shouldn't, I used to play hide and seek --in the neighborhood with my friends. We'd go into basements of our neighbors to hide, etc... GADS---couldn't do that these days!!!!! ha
    Betsy

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  9. It is interesting how certain things trigger memories.

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  10. Very riveting! I think I played in corn cribs with these tops.

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  11. I have no idea what it is but it is a cool shot!

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  12. Very nice geometric photo. Almost looks like one of the WPA photos from the 30s, except yours is in color.

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  13. I too enjoy this stuff. Thanks :-)


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  14. A great shot and would actually be interesting on a wall somewhere....

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  15. Would have been great one theme day.

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  16. I agree. I love geometric photos like this.

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  17. I just love rivets. Don't see too much of them in new stuff.

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