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Cape Breton has never been an economic powerhouse. Industries come and go. Sadly, the young people mainly go, seeking opportunity elsewhere. They always either come back or forever yearn to come back, humming always the Islands unofficial anthem, "We are an Island, a Rock in a stream We are a People, as proud as there's been ..."
The young would have laboured here, alongside the auld salts, when shipping was a thing to be reckoned. This is an abandoned dry dock shop in Sydney harbour. You can almost hear.....
07-30-2009, 11:32 PM
Pat, I love the "feel" of these pictures. sad abandonment!(Sp?). I like all of them, but my favorite is the last.
07-31-2009, 12:06 PM
Great job Pat, I love the unstaged shots. Great feel.
Thank you, Melanie and Cathy. When I was a kid I was a bit of a gearhead. Loved taking things apart, esp. clocks (much to my mother's chagrin), from which I would collect all the various gears with which I'd attempt to manufacture little Rube Goldberg like contraptions. I would have loved the gears in the pics here for my collection. In the first pic the near gear is about 2.4m(8ft) in diameter. In the last pic, it's 1.8m (6ft). I'd have no practical use for them, now, mind you. Maybe I'd just set them in cement on my front lawn as a monument to the lost days. :)
08-05-2009, 12:34 AM
Hi Pat and may I say great shots, this looks like the kind of place that would draw you back time and again
because it offers so much potential. When I see industrial graveyards I immediately think of B/W,
have you done any in B/W or tried converting some, It would be interesting to see them.
Excellent work Pat
Thanks Mark. And yes to B&W. This was my second foray into this structure and I'm pretty sure I'll be returning.
08-05-2009, 11:53 PM
Excellent Pat, I will look forward to seeing them.
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