Another day, another vignette of life in Baton Rouge. It should be obvious by now that I have an affinity for industrial, run-down things. Today’s photo is another example of that. This water tower has appealed to me as a subject for a photo for a while. It is on the grounds of a commercial laundry service. During the Winter the facility belches steam from vents all around the main building, green mesh curtains flap in the grey breeze and trucks rumble in and out. It has a gritty aesthetic that you don’t find too often in Louisiana unless you head to the chemical plants, but it is hard to photograph the plants because of all the fenced green space around them charmingly called a “blast zone.” Yep, they buy up the land around the plants so that when and if it blows up the flying debris has a nicely mowed lawn to land in. What I like about these sorts of things is the detail; there are just so many bolts and rust patches and whirling apparatus. What’s not to like about that? You may notice that there has been another format change to the blog today. I am working on getting everything to sync properly with the layout but some of the older posts will probably always format oddly. I was happy with the last theme but this one allows for a few columns of links and other information that I think is valuable to have around. Most of the bugs should be worked out in a day or two, but right now I want to get out in all this glorious sunshine. It is a beautiful day in south Louisiana, I hope you are enjoying it.
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