haha, I drove all the way out to Castroville, JUST to see this famous artichoke! LOL, now I'm wishing I'd made someone take a photo of me in front of the thing as well! Nice!
Very good picture, LIKE.
Great picture, good exposed, I like ist very much
I think you are right....its the same when you start hiking...best regards from Germany Heinz
I've driven (and walked!) past these fascinating structures many times! Perhaps my very favorite adventure spot in all of central california! :)
The sepia mode make's this picture pretty cool. Michael :)
I have this exact photo! might I ask where you were headed to/from? I was headed from California to Dallas! :)
lovely symmetry!! :)
*This is a very special photo (to me, at least!), due to the rich history, its diversity of use, as well as the risk of just making it here uncaught (by police, or even less desirable individuals - which is why some photographers I know prefer to keep a side arm handy...). This was originally one of perhaps a half dozen buildings clumped together, known as the Swift Meat Packing Plant. I don't know much about the history - I'll do some quick research later to ensure my info is correct...
Anyways, what little I do know is that Swift was a meat packing plant which opened up in Fort Worth Texas at this location toward the beginning of the 20th century (maybe a little later), and it was closed down decades later for reasons I am unsure of.
This unique gem is located on the outskirts of the iconic Ft. Worth Stockyards (I would hypothesize a correlation there??), and was later used as the location for at least one (maybe more, I really am not sure), of the HBO hit series episodes, "Prison Break." I'm assuming that's why the tagging throughout these buildings is actually almost artistic in many ways - not your typical North Ft. Worth gang banging teenage scribble. Don't get me wrong, graffiti is not always "scribble," but we are not dealing with Banksy types of gangsters here...!
Anyways, that is a bit of the unique history of this location. The inside is the most fascinating interior I've ever seen, due to the modifications made to add to the "horror" or the prison experience, (such as something resembling a cross made of concrete, hollowed out just enough to fit a human body within it's unforgiving and exceedingly creepy cavity). *
Beautiful night photo. Like
Photography save my life. California gave me a gift of living, however precariously. I am equally grateful to both.