Lisa Edwards

Original Mine - Falling Apart to New Siding and Roof - Day 4 of 10 years ago

Lisa Edwards
Original Mine  - Falling Apart to New Siding and Roof - Day 4 of 10 years ago

Photos of The Original Than & Now:

(You can see the original post from 2008 at this link)

10 years ago their were holes in the side of the hoist house, which I actually found very intriguing and charming.

For whatever reason natural urban decay fascinates me.

So last year vs. this year of the SAME scene, is, well, rather disappointing to me photography wise.

Boring.

Not only is the sky less dramatic (blame it on the weather…and not wanting to over Photoshop) but in general there is less texture…like a LOT less

(More interesting photos below though).

But hey, it’s progress!

From empty, unsafe mine-yard to wedding, concert & outdoor movie venue:

As MUCH as I complain about losing the cool urban decay charm, it’s obviously better for the community to have an awesome venue while ALSO keeping the historic aspects, vs leaving the urban decay just more photography preferences :)

9/19/2008

9/19/2008

9/19/2018

9/19/2018

Overall the goal of this “10 years ago recreation” project (name could use some work) isn’t just to recreate, but to go back, and photograph differently.

Look at different angles.

Different perspectives.

Make something NEW.

Since I was outside the fence and the gates were locked, there wasn’t a TON I could do.

Oddly there’s only a small section with barbed wire.

Oddly there’s only a small section with barbed wire.

And, honestly, part of the fence looks a bit like a prison…maybe because it’s at the end of the road behind the prison or is it technically a jail?

No, I didn’t trespass.

So I drove around, saw a TON of sunflowers in the field, and kept driving around to hopefully get a good angle.

But….

There was no way to get close to the flowers.

So instead, I got close to a lock, post, and barbed wire.

More my style any ways, if I do say so myself.

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A few more just for fun:

“Mommy I think those people must be having a garage sale” - says my 7-year old to the pile of junk lower camera right…hm….he’s a “glass-half-full” kinda kid.

“Mommy I think those people must be having a garage sale” - says my 7-year old to the pile of junk lower camera right…hm….he’s a “glass-half-full” kinda kid.

Me not trespassing. Instead I hung my camera through the gap and shot the shutter like crazy.

Me not trespassing. Instead I hung my camera through the gap and shot the shutter like crazy.