Friday, January 2, 2015

When Mother Nature Has Her Way

One of my on going complaints about exploring abandoned buildings in the Rustbelt, is that factories all start to look the same after a while. I've been in so many factories, warehouses, and schools; that although I still love exploring and photographing them, they just don't hold the same excitement that they used to. So when I started to see photos pop up online showing a massive abandoned greenhouse I was eager to see it for myself. 

There are a few different stories about why this place closed it's doors. Some blame a failed irrigation system that flooded the basements of nearby homes, others suggest that an infestation of insects and competition with tomato growers in mexico. Despite being closed and abandoned for quite a few years the plants continue to grow.

Two huge boilers.

One of my favorite things about this greenhouse was the small terracotta pots that were littered all over the building in piles and stacks.

How could we not take a photo together here?

I told you I loved those pots.

I can't wait to come back in the summer when everything is green, but I'm sure it will be much for difficult to walk around inside with everything in full bloom and thorns everywhere. 

Sneaking a picture of Kaylah.

We found a gross old car and climbed through the window to get a group shot.

It was so nice to explore something completely different from what I'm used to. 

Photos taken with a Canon 60D, using a Canon 20mm f/2.8, Canon 35mm f/1.4 and Rokinon 8mm Fisheye lens.

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