Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Locks are so symbolic, aren't they?

I imagine that this latch and lock once protected the items beyond the door.  Sadly, this lock now prevents trespassers from entering the center of the building.  The many floors and an even greater number of rooms, of a once thriving factory, now sit waiting for a wrecking ball.  Upstate New York is literally crumbling in all corners of the state.  These deteriorating buildings serve as a reminder of the demoralization of 'dying' cities everywhere.  People are leaving New York in droves.  Given the means to do so, I'd be part of that crowd.


trishalyn said...

Please...don't leave! :-)

Great image...good composition and wonderful tone! I really enjoyed the writing that accompanied your image, too. The old Steve is back...yaaaaaaay!

P.S. I love the new look to your blog!!!

Linda said...

New blog page. Cool.

Like the image, too. Great detail.