Broken silo

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Comments (6)

Ryan Calhoun on August 19, 2007

I like this one! It looks like a much more familiar concrete silo, if a little misplaced among the trees, but the way it's broken vertically is really interesting. I love that curved shadow along the inside.

Marilyn Whiteley on August 19, 2007

Thanks, Ryan. I'd spotted this as a late-morning shot and finally got there at the right time.

It's interesting to see how nature takes over once farms are abandoned. As further illustration, here's one I wasn't going to post, but why not do it? In a few years I suppose the remains of both silos will be engulfed by forest!

Erwin Woenckhaus on August 19, 2007

Well... if this one is the same "silo", I think there is no "view from upstairs"... he he.

Marilyn Whiteley on August 19, 2007

But I'm afraid it is a bit too late to turn this silo into a guest cottage!

DoorCountyVisitorBur… on August 13, 2008

While I was doing some research at the Door County Advocate Newspaper, I came across an article from around August 1951 that reported how this silo had split in two after a passing jet caused a sonic boom. If you're at least 40 years old, you probably remember those magnificent earth-shattering booms. They were pretty cool but obviously caused some damage - lol. Thanks for posting the photo! Phil

Marilyn Whiteley on August 13, 2008

Thanks so much, Phil, for the fascinating information. Sure, I remember the days of sonic booms. My parents and I came to Ephraim sometime that summer to visit my grandparents, but of course I don't remember anything about the silo splitting. Marilyn

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 17, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. SP550UZ
    • Taken on 2007/08/17 10:41:06
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 53.53mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash

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