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Loleta Cheese Factory

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 14 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The old and decaying buildings of the The Humboldt Creamery stand on the left - across from The Loleta Cheese Factory. Both businesses are thriving - the dairy at its new facility in Ferndale, a few kilometers away - and the cheese factory, here.

Loleta Cheese makes all of their many varieties of cheese on site. They ship their fine cheeses all over the world. If you are interested, you will find them at:

There will be more on this lovely little factory a bit later in this series.

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Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

A great but lonely place, looks like they have had MORE rain, I guess it would have been a good place for cows to graze hey, the green grass would have been endless! Wonderful image Stephen!

14 Oct 2008 5:53am

Vink from Grasse - French riviera, France

I like the old texture of the walls ! Interesting place !

14 Oct 2008 6:43am

chrissy from London, United Kingdom

I like the texture and colour of the bricks, looks like one of the old cowboy towns in the old films, like reading your commentries

14 Oct 2008 6:59am

Lorraine from Canada

What a wonderful, fantastic little place it is, a real treasure, good of you to bring it to us Stephen :)

14 Oct 2008 11:09am

gbe from kansas city, United States

great street shot - everything works - the buildings, the wet street, the power lines.

14 Oct 2008 1:57pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Great lines in this image - feel like I'm back in art class practicing perspective drawing (btw- I LOVED art class so that's a good thing). I like the way the Loleta cheese sigh seems to pop out of the photo.

14 Oct 2008 3:42pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

mmm, i'm going to see the site, you make me curious!
Good street image: light, color, composition.

14 Oct 2008 3:51pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

great street shot, love the buildings

14 Oct 2008 6:56pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

Super DOF on this street

14 Oct 2008 7:11pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

beautiful perspective here Stephen and i love the wide wet streets from the recent downpour -- makes me feel clean and refreshed!! a beautiful sense of isolation here -- just wonderful!!!

14 Oct 2008 10:16pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

I love this shot, and I'm getting to feel like I know this place too, although it does have an element of spookiness... as the streets are empty it seems like a great little town. Zero crime..?

I visited the Loleta cheese website, interesting little factory.

15 Oct 2008 12:12am

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

A black top street is just that, a black top street that is actually quite boring and ugly to say the least. But clothe it in rain and you get a wonderfully dark and reflective surface. This one is very reflective of the overhead clouds and give this photo a kind of eerie, ghost like quality to the middle of the photo of the forgotten cheese factory.

15 Oct 2008 1:58am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

I find it interesting to see neither a person nor a car on the street.

15 Oct 2008 2:32am

@Viewfinder: It's 7 AM on a rainy Saturday morning. The cheese factory opens at 9 AM and I don't think anything else opens before then. My guess is that once the coffee cafe/bakery starts operating - this will change.

One from Açores, Portugal

Great image. I really like the building brick red and electric cables flying always presents.

15 Oct 2008 3:59am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Great perspective shot. The power lines draw you into the image. I love places like this, along with capturing images of them. I enjoyed looking around the cheese factory website too.
Glad you were there early, I like the image without people.

16 Oct 2008 4:48am

Polydactyle from Montréal, Canada

Great desertic shot and nice details!

8 Dec 2008 10:00pm