Saturday, June 1, 2013

City Daily Photo June Theme Day: The Beauty Of Decay

2013-05-27 Beauty of Decay 1

Hey, this is a Midwestern rust belt city. We got a good supply of decay (although no place can hold a candle to Detroit - see here for some brilliant video about that). I've been cruising The Lou's run-down industrial areas looking for images and found plenty.

I couldn't pick just one. Since, as Mae West said, too much of a good thing can be wonderful, I'm posting a few of my favorites. Pick your own. 

Have a look at beautiful examples of the second law of thermodynamics from around the world on City Daily Photo here.      

2013-05-27 Beauty of Decay 3

2013-05-27 Beauty of Decay 4

Urban Decay 2






25 comments:

Nathalie Beaumes said...

You've got some pretty cool stuff fitting the bill, Bob. Obviously the area is a goldmine. Now I'm off to follow your link.

s.c said...

Great place to look for pictures.

Birdman said...

Did I hear tornados might be headed your way today? Maybe take a couple of these down... but I doubt it. Built to last back then.

Sharon said...

I remember riding into downtown from the airport and passing many old and abandoned factories along the way. You've found a great selection here.

cieldequimper said...

They are all brilliant but the one with the motorcyclist is the best of all, at least for me!

Jim said...

Top shots.

William Kendall said...

They're looking quite worn!

slim said...

They do illustrate "rust belt" -- I particularly like the middle shot with the blue couch. There is a symmetry to all of them.

LONDONLULU said...

These are brilliant takes on the theme! For some reason my eye was drawn to the rusted structure with the blue couch too. Much beauty in all this decay.

Suzanne said...

Bob, nice photos. I agree hard to chose but I like the sofa best. I could just see a bride and groom having their portrait done there!

wilf said...

I especially love the last two shots....wonderfully captured.

Lynette said...

You’ve made a great Theme Day post. I'm glad you picked all of them to share with us, Bob.

Virginia said...

I can't choose. I think the last one because of the light iand shadows but the blue sofa is pretty great and unexpected!
V

Jo said...

all perfect for the theme day but I like the third one the most with the lounge thrown in for that extra decay.
Enjoy your weekend.

Jack said...

Pick one? Nah. I love 'em all. But if I had to pick, I would go with the motorcyclist passing by a declining building. Or maybe the sofa. Then again, the light and shadow is pretty good . . .

Kris said...

my first time here via theme day,
loving your photos especially the first, the one with sofa..all!!

Tamera said...

Lots of great shots here... I particularly like the symmetry of the one with the sofa. Good stuff.

Meghan said...

The blue sofa really caught my eye. All of these are great for theme day.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Tough pick Bob, but I think my two favs are the first and third images. I had a hard time with this one :)

TheChieftess said...

Lot's of decay in the inner city...of any city...

I'm assuming you didn't get in the path of those decay mongering tornados that were headed your way...

TheChieftess said...

Really love that last shot...love the focus

paul said...

Property owners and city councils conspiring with photographers? Great shots!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Definitely the last one. Haunting and beautiful.

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice series of decay shots here Bob.

JM said...

First and third shots are my favourites, but the whole series is fantastic.