The sun also shines on the forgotten. I surreptitiously shot some abandoned structures in an urban lot a couple miles south of downtown Omaha when I was home over the holidays. I first thought this site was part of an old Army Quartermaster Depot Historic District, but I now think it’s just an old Utility District site a few blocks south. In any event, it’s a cluster of very interesting old buildings that looked great in the late afternoon December sun.
The bleak, snowless, winter terrain added to the desolate feel, but stark beauty, of this old place. I felt this mood was best matched by monochrome sepia processing for a look reminiscent of the bygone era when these structures were likely first built. A couple shots, however, cried out for color:
And here’s a B&W shot of the sidewalk adjacent to the site. The neon sign attached to the building at the vanishing point is Piccolo’s, a very old school (“since 1933”) Italian steakhouse.
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