midwestern vernacular - agricultural buildings

 elevator 01

elevator 01

a photographic ode to the grain elevator

 elevator 02

elevator 02

 ag buildings 01

ag buildings 01

 elevator 03

elevator 03

 elevator 04

elevator 04

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I have written in the past about silos and grain elevators and the attraction of the their stark, pure forms dominating the midwest landscape.  A couple of hundred years ago, English gentlemen would race their horses to the next church steeple poking its head above the lanscape, the steeplechase race.  Driving across the flat midwest, you can almost always see another grain elevator in the distance, like so many grand mileposts or sentinels guiding your way across the landscape.