Archive for the ‘Bricks’ Category

Far be it from me to capture landscapes or landmarks when visiting exotic locales. Here are my impressions of the Riverfront Arts District in Asheville, North Carolina.

This is a pretty impressive neighborhood: formerly industrial, filled with old warehouses and crisscrossed with railroad tracks (still functional.) While many of the galleries/studios were open by appointment only, many more were open and welcoming to the wandering public. There were spaces created from traditional warehouses that just dropped my jaw.

 

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One last stroll around the lumberyard, shady side of the building.

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From the abandoned furniture factory. A small site, yes, but  an abundance of visual treats.

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I think of this next one as a recovering window.

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And finally, not a window, but maybe a window’s second cousin by marriage.

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Oh, you didn’t think we were done with Stanley, did you?

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Standing behind the VFW. Turn 90 degrees to your right and you are looking at the green side of the collapsed building from the last post.

I tell you this in the event that you are planning a trip to Stanley to see these sights for yourself. Think of Wabi Sabi as your concierge blogger.

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There’s a street-side front to the VFW that holds a huge patriotic mural, but I was far more interested in the painted blue bricks.

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I have still more from Stanley, but I think I’ll hold those for another day.

Question for you: If you are not from Wisconsin, do you know what a Smelt Fry is?

 

Your guess is as good as mine, but the whole thing was surrounded by fresh yellow police tape.

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My first thought was a flat roof collapsed under the weight of snow,  but I think there would have been more debris piled in there.

(I checked around online to see if there were any news stories, because I didn’t want to be taking a light approach to someone’s tragedy, but found nothing.)

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Darned cheerful paint job, no matter what the back story.  Here’s a shot from the other side of the wall.

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I just realized that this is the same green as the siding in yesterday’s post.

Interesting.

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