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. She is also the owner and founder of Family Fusion Community, an online community and resource for divorced and remarried parents, step-parents, same-sex parents, adopting parents, and all other non-traditional parents. Trish has been featured on www.playground-magazine.com, www.bigblendedfamily.com, and Her View From Home. Follow her on Twitter: @trishiewriter, Google +, Pinterest, Instagram, and, LinkedIn.