I love taking pictures of old farmhouses and forgotten barns out in the middle of the Nebraska plains, but there is something amazing about rotting buildings standing next to sparkling new museums and shops, their jagged broken windows jutting out like crooked smiles.
I could find little information about these buildings, so this post will mainly be visual. Each place had its own tattered beauty. From the contrast of red roses against graffiti and splintered boards, to busted windows and a passing train – they were all magnificent in their own right.
“Factory windows are always broken
Other windows are let alone.
No one throws through the chapel-window
The bitter, snarling, derisive stone.” -Vachel Lindsay
As I peered through the lens, days of clanging metal, whistling employees, and boots shuffling across floors coated in sawdust hung in the shadows.
Trish Eklund is the owner and creator of Abandoned, Forgotten, & Decayed, and Family Fusion Community, an online resource for blended families of all types. Trish’s photography has been featured on Only in Nebraska, ListVerse, Nature Takes Over and Pocket Abandoned. Check out the new Bonanza Store for AFD merchandise! Follow on Instagram and Facebook. Trish is regularly featured on The Mighty, Huffington Post Divorce, and Her View From Home. She has also been featured on Making Midlife Matter, and The Five Moms, and has an essay in the anthology, Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids Speak Out by Erin Mantz.