Thursday, May 15, 2008

GRANITE QUARRY


This is the view to the right of the original building from yesterday's post. You can see the huge chunks of rock that appear to be the startings of some monuments.
I read in our local paper today that this entire Big Gun Mining Company has been approved to be turned into a park and amphitheater within the next 5 years. Another part of history will be gone. I hope that they will make some of it into museum information.
When you enlarge this shot you will be able to see the equipment and wording on the building more clearly.
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14 comments:

Olivier said...

ces vieux immeubles a l'abandon, j'aime beaucoup, je trouve que c'est un superbe sujet pour un photographe. bravo

these old buildings abandonment, I like very much, I think it's a wonderful subject for a photographer. Bravo

MedaM said...

Interesting photo! But the first thing that took my eye is that tree against the blue sky. It looks so impressive to me.

Cimba7200 said...

I agree with both Olivier and Medam. I too like old buildings, and I thought the big tree was magnificent. It will look great in leaf too. - Dave

~tanty~ said...

Like Medam, I'm more interested in the tree behind the building.
I hope they will make a very nice park.

evlahos said...

very beautiful composition. excellent sky and shapes

Ex-Shammickite said...

It's better to have a pleasant park than to let the land and buildings get overgrown and uesless, but I hope that some reference is made the the previous use of the land, and a small museum or historical display is built. Our history makes us what we are today, we should not forget it!

Joel Reynolds said...

Wow - looks like a real interesting place to shoot pictures! Very cool!

Joel

bluemountainmama said...

sorry, sue.... must be all this rain we are having, putting me in a melancholy mood. :) hope you have a wonderful weekend....

dot said...

I like the old building and the pretty blue sky. It would be fun to explore around there.

Max-e said...

Hi, this was an interesting series. If the transition into the park and amphitheatre is done well it could be a great attraction. This was done to an old Johannesburg gold mine - Gold Reef City

AphotoAday said...

Yeah, I hate to see old places like that fade away...

Thiên said...

Love this shot Sue! Esp. the big old tree behind the structure. :)

tsduff said...

You have had some fabulous pictures posted lately - I especially love the ones about the Big Gun Mining Co. These are pieces of California history which you hate to see disappear.

-K- said...

Very, very nice.