Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Grain Bins

Out on the far east end of Helena Road there is this collection of cylindrical grain bins that are linked together with all of the pipes and chutes that make up the drying and storage system for this site.

I like the industrial look of these collections of structures. Everything is in its place. The system works. Things have a purpose.

It's kind of like a Great lakes freighter with a mast and a headhouse and huge cargo bins. Things go in a certain place. Stuff happens. And at the end of the harvest season (or at the end of a trip for a freighter), there is a product to sell or transport.

It's all a very orderly and prescribed part of the economy, unlike some parts of life that are pretty unorganized and have no tangible result.

Buildings get me to thinking about things like that. Maybe that's why I like buildings.

Copyright 2013
Wanda Hayes Eichler

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