Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #79: A Window with a View
I love to go with my husband on his business trips, because his destinations are not your usual tourist spots, and we never know what we are going to find.
In March of 2013, we went to Evanston, Wyoming, and came across this railroad maintenance yard. It had been built in 1912-1913, closed in 1998, and was in the process of being restored. We were the only ones there on a bright cold day, and we spent a lot of time peering in the windows at the industrial architecture and crumbling equipment.
When we find empty and abandoned buildings like this, it is memorable for me; it seems like we have stepped out of our ordinary lives and into a moment frozen in time.
There is more information about the Union Pacific Railroad Complex here.
This is my (very late) entry for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge from January 11, 2019. This was a great theme, and visiting the other entries was like taking a series of vacations!
Thank you for sharing this beautiful, special window views. Great captures!
Cracked window and stress window images tell stories behind scene.
Thank you, we really loved how they have left half the place the way it was, instead of making it all shiny new and pristine. It did look full of stories!
That a massive and beautiful building! Thank you for that.
Thanks, glad you liked it! I had never seen anything like it and I loved wandering around.
I love these types of places and also find them transporting. What perfect inspiration for a quilt series!
These photographs! Oh! I could get lost for a long time in a place like that.
It was an awesome place — so big, so much to see. And then the light conditions were great, and my camera battery was all charged up… it all came together. 🙂
I like that first photo best. The window did indeed have a view, but it was reflected in the window, not seen through the window…
I love your set of window views, and windows in windows are very enigmatic. The first one is my favorite! Reflections make things even more interesting.
Thank you. I am always happy when I can capture some reflections! 🙂
Yes, they are camera magnets, aren’t they?
Always better late than never! What a cool place and your images are terrific.
Thanks! I loved wandering around that place. 🙂
That was a good location for interesting pictures!
A perfect set for TextileTopia!
Ooh! I have always thought of TextileTopia as just an ordinary shopping mall, turned to a fun new purpose, but one set in that railroad complex would have a completely different feel. There would definitely have to be a gallery of steampunk costume! 🙂
Finding places like this beats all the touristy spots anytime. By the way, love your blog title. 😊
I love your window view selections! The second image is stunning.
So sorry I missed your response earlier.