19 January 2011


I was caught 
in the middle of a railroad track

I looked 'round
and knew there was no turning back


Through the mansions of fear,
through the mansions of pain

I see my daddy walking through 
them factory gates in the rain

(Bruce Springsteen)

Bethlehem Steel.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Polaroid. 2007.

The Bethlehem Steel Corporation shut down production in 2003.

At the moment, I'm reading "American Rust", the literary debut of Philipp Meyer. The novel is set in a Pennsylvania steel town whose description sounded a lot like the memories I have of driving through Bethlehem.

Apart from my fondness for industrial landscapes, I have a passion for cabins, too. Here's an inspirational series of pictures.


- Dom


Brooke said...

why are you and i so much alike? :) psstt... i like the one photo from that series with the two people sitting on the roof. that is amazing fun.

AB said...

Looks like Saarland!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

love this one, great feeling of free !
the texture and colours are perfect for me

Dominic Doherty said...

Brooke: Because everyone needs a friend with the same interests and passions! :-)

AB: Indeed it does. I'm planning to go on a little tour around the steel works and coal mines in your part of the country soon.

Nouvelles Couleurs: Thank you... I'm glad you like it.

T. Becque said...

Great subject matter, there's something about places like these that appeals to me. The more run down the better. Nice ones!

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you T.!

artebaiao said...

Dear Dom.
This loneliness and this colors are perfect!

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you very much!