After a week in the United States we went up to Champagne, Illinois. I wanted to see the area I was born and my family had business in that city so off we went. Along the way we were greeted by miles and miles of farm-land. The above silos complex was only one of several that I saw – and was able to snap from a moving car!
A storm brewing over a farm near Nashville, Illinois.
I often found myself in a car riding through the vast country-side of “Little Egypt”, a vast area between two rivers in Southern Illinois. If you like I feel a little perplexed by the appellation thinking that the land between two rivers was Mesopotamia, so Little Babylon might be more appropriate, you would probably get the same reply from the people of the region as I did … a laconic: “Little Egypt” and that’s all she wrote.
This photograph is the big brother of another I took not long ago for a haiku I wrote (HERE) entitled Old Orchid Blossoms. I took the photograph then processed it creating a black and white photo with just one dab of color, symbolizing the vitality that can be found even in an old orchid that’s withering away.
For this week’s DP Photo Challenge we’re looking for relics! I usually show you the beauties of Riva … we have so many. However there are also a few derelict buildings … and right in the center of town, like this building below where one of my favorite bakeries used to be:
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! Bastet
For this week’s DP Photo Challenge, we’re looking for relics! You’ve all seen my photos from time to time of Arco’s Castle. It protected the village for centuries – until around the late 16oos when during one of the many upheavals between the Spanish, Austrians and French … it was bombarded by cannon fire and destroyed (by a French general).
We’ll be seeing a little more of Arco’s Castle in the near future …
We may be in the summer, as you can tell by how the people are dressed, but his sidewalk restaurant have their heating unit! I did enjoy the lively flame and decided to render the rest of the photo in black and white in contrast to the gay orange flames!