Eye on The Capitol

As you can see, me and Mr. Dave Wilson were heavy on the fisheye shooting while in the Texas Capitol Building, but…how can you not with these type of scenes. This view of the Capitol was in the new underground extension that was completed in 1993, the shot above was in the 4 story open air rotunda in the new extension.

Thanks for Stopping

Posted in Austin, Canon 8-15 F4 L Fisheye, Landscape and Architecture, NXNW, Texas Tagged , , , , , , , |

Fine China

Lurking on the outskirts of New Castle PA stands the remaining buildings of the Shenango China Plant. The Plant opened for business in 1909. Shenango China absorbed many of its competitors through the years. Shenango dinnerware is easily identified using the backstamp (corporate identification placed on the back or underneath part of the ceramic dish) featuring Native Americans involved in various forms of pottery production. 

All Shenango production stopped in 1991, as the company couldn’t rise above increased labor costs and the popularity of inexpensive imported china.

When the production stopped it looks as if employees just left the building as it stood and walked out never to return. There are endless crates of china everywhere, remnants of the old ovens and various buildings in several states of disrepair, we explored around there for a few hours taking in the eerie scenes. This shot was a whole section of the various molds use to make the chine, there were thousands of them on shelves in various parts of the complex all labeled with pattern names.

Thanks for stopping!

Posted in Abandoned, Pennsylvania, Urban Exploration Tagged , , , , , , , |