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Loleta Lumber Yard

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 15 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Well - in the spirit of the shoe cobbler whose kids have holes in their shoes and the watch maker whose clock is always slow - I introduce the Loleta Lumber Yard.

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Zygène from France

Une photo joliment cadrée.

15 Oct 2008 5:22am

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

I really like the kind of wonky look to this place and the timber that needs a bit of love. The dark sky above it, does it ever not rain there Stephen? Great image!

15 Oct 2008 5:46am

@Kylie Greenan: It does occasionally stop raining between rain storms.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

The different colours in the windows create a nice pattern for the weathered white house.

15 Oct 2008 7:23am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Splendid scene.Great stuff.

15 Oct 2008 8:12am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Is the lumber yard still active? Wonderful old building... but a lumber yard? Great shot!

15 Oct 2008 10:12am

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Looks like they could use a bit of their own product. :)

It occurs to me that folks who don't know California like we do would be most surprised by its rural areas like Loleta and Salinas. not exactly Redondo Beach!

15 Oct 2008 1:14pm

@MontereyJohn: You have that right, John. I've lived in San Francisco for 38 years and still get a chuckle at the tourists in Bermuda shorts - braving the dense fog and 30 knot winds at 4 in the afternoon. There are many misconceptions in that California dreamin'.

The sad thing for me is that I love the The Delta and the rural areas to the north. You can see the pressure that population growth is causing everywhere. You have certainly seen it (in spades) in Salinas.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

LOL I love it Les, great find, wonderful photo

15 Oct 2008 1:36pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Captivating subject and atmosphere! Must be bringing back lots of memories to many, I trust... Great find and intereting caption.

15 Oct 2008 2:05pm

@hugo poon: Hey, fellow - good to hear from you!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I mean Stephen, geesh lately I'm always mixing up names, as Barb, Judy and Marion ;)

15 Oct 2008 2:07pm

@Lorraine: It's more than OK, Lorraine - we have all sent out those missives that we would love to grab back the moment we hit 'send'. The AM3 format really increases the odds of a mental misfire because we're sending out multiple comments to the same group of people for the most part - daily. I'm sure I'll be asking for your understanding one day real soon. It is always good to hear from you, Beth.

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Wow...what an incredible find and so well captured. I like it in the seems fitting.

15 Oct 2008 2:34pm

Thomas Griffioen from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Great shot Stephen! I love that soft reflection on the asfalt.

15 Oct 2008 2:57pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice architecture ; I like a lot this building.

15 Oct 2008 3:06pm

Karthik from Chennai, India

The "white house" stands out in front of the rain swept road. lovely capture.

15 Oct 2008 4:08pm

gbe from kansas city, United States

love it - the rain light, the old wood, the way you've framed this...

15 Oct 2008 5:57pm

Marcie from United States

Love the rainy-day adds to the mood and sense of abandonment. Not exactly a busy..bustling place of business?!?!?

15 Oct 2008 7:46pm

@Marcie: Well, certainly not at 7 AM on a Saturday morning. In a town of around 800 people - it's probably pretty quiet most of the time.

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

hahaha -- this is brilliant Stephen! ;) the world is full of oxymorons such as this -- beautifully seen and presented! hmm -- just love the look of that wet pavement... marvelous sentiment!

15 Oct 2008 9:05pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks, DJ - I was a wet but happy camper on this particular morning. In fact - the camera stayed busy all that day...

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Stephen, what an interesting site! Am enjoying tooling around this little town, seeing it through your camera's lens.

16 Oct 2008 12:52am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Great capture. I love these buildings from the past. I will bet they carried everything one needed for the job to be done. Old and weathered, great shot.

16 Oct 2008 4:43am

One from Açores, Portugal

Very exceptinal building. Nice layout. Very good shot.

16 Oct 2008 4:52am

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

The more I see the more I believe that the whole place has a quirky character. Great shot of historical value.

16 Oct 2008 10:44am

@Observing: You are correct in your perception, Mike - and 'quirky' is no doubt why it appeals to me so much.

willow from Chelsea, United States

Ironic, indeed. What a funny little building - it looks like random bits have been added on over the years with no real plan in mind. I think the gray sky is perfect to outline the white building.

16 Oct 2008 6:40pm

Vink from Grasse - French riviera, France

Nice shot for this old house !

17 Oct 2008 8:09am