Friday, March 28, 2014

Contrails And Tank Cars


Still down in the same semi-derelict industrial area north of the Arch. This warehouse has also had a couple of owners from what we can see on the signage. Now the windows are boarded up.

The tank cars bear the logo of Archer Daniels Midland, a Midwestern agribusiness giant.  It's headquarters are in Decatur, Illinois, a city of 76,000 on the prairie northeast of here.  I had a good friend in college and grad school who was from there. Visited a few times. It was very clean and wholesome. It styles itself the Soybean Capital Of The World.

The photo shows why some people call this part of America flyover country. Below, where the train goes next.

Railroad Near The River
                                

8 comments:

cieldequimper said...

These are like American dream photos.

Luis Gomez said...

These shots are very nice. Great texture Bob.

Bibi said...

Americana. I really like the second photo....

s.c said...

Looks like the bridge walks just out of a meccanoo box. Marvelous.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You have found great subjects for black and white.

William Kendall said...

These work so well in black and white. The pattern of the bridge over the tracks makes for a particularly compelling image.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Absolutely brilliant every one Bob, have enjoyed this series of B&W's so much. Loved the interpretation of Thursday Arch below, I agree about not blowing money on cars pffft! much more interesting things to spend hard earned cash on :) J'adore the 'power and light' image, so good and just when I thought it couldn't get any better I find baby Madelaine blowing raspberries.. so glad I didn't miss it, don't they grow up so fast.. I suspect she may have everyone wrapped around that cute little finger!

Jack said...

The bottom image is so adroitly composed. Good work, Bob.

As an Easterner, I never heard the term "flyover country" until I started working in Ohio. People there self-describe the Midwest as flyover country far too often. There is an undeserved self-confidence gap in the Midwest.