Sunday, July 17, 2011

In the Good Ol' Days MyWorld

In days gone by, agriculture communities were built near railways.  At  harvest time farmers took their grain to these grain elevators.  The elevator owners would store the grain until the price was right and then load it onto rail cars for shipment to distant lands.  In the present day, the farmers store their grain in large bins on the farm, and when the price is right they take it via semi truck to a grain broker.  I don't know if the farmers ever know when the price will be right. They seem to always be waiting:  for the right price, right time, right weather. 

This grain elevator is abandoned and no longer used.  Trains pass it by, no longer needing to stop.  Time marches on.  We had to stop and admire this grand structure - the paint job was interesting!

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12 comments:

  1. Very lovely photo of the grain storage. Very interesting to see them so near the railways.

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  2. These old structures have so many stories to tell, Nicely clicked.

    With derivatives trading in commodities, the right price is always determined by some greedy trader and hence the farmers always wait in vain.

    Thanks for dropping by.

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  3. "We had to stop and admire this grand structure ..." I agree with you. Is it abandoned and waiting to become ruin? Sad. Hope that there's some way to preserve or reuse it. I see the storage standing with the pride of past glory against the blue sky.

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  4. How romantic a souvenir of old times !
    Here too it's never the right time. Either it is too wet or too dry always an excuse to raise the prices !

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  5. Gorgeous building. I can remember those days! Wouldnt' it be nice if it WAS restored into something else? ~karen

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  6. good thing you explained what a grain elevator is. i imagined it was an old-fashioned elevator.:p marvelous photo.

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  7. Out here in Kansas the grain elevators can be seen for miles, great photo!

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  8. Very interesting information and that is a wonderful structure.

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  9. Hiya Gwendolyn,
    Let's hope they keep it in good order.
    Such a striking building.

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  10. the grain elevator looks eye-popping. too bad it was abandoned.

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  11. It is an interesting paint job, all right. I wonder what the inside of a grain elevator looks like...

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