Inside Gary Grain

Some may wonder why I call myself The Idiot Photographer, I suspect this post may clarify things a little for those people.  I mean, I’m not a brilliant photographer, but I’m also not a terrible photographer.  I am a photographer that sometimes does things people may consider idiotic for the sake of adventure.  Like entering a building such as this one.

gary 12 2 2012 424_5_6_tonemapped


How could I not go into this?  I mean, it has 2.25 walls, the roof is collapsing and obviously ready to cave in totally and the footing is nothing but loose bricks until you’re fully inside.  ADVENTURE! I say.

roof support


While I got a lot of little detail shots, I’m just going to share the one of the remaining control panel.  I found it a little funny since this literally the only room left to the building, the rest of it is laying in crumbled heaps of wooden beams and bricks.  There were at least 4 other much larger rooms that have nothing left rubble.  In one spot there is actually a bit of 2 walls left, but that is it.

mill controls



So was this trip worth it?  You bet.  For standing gloriously intact in the middle of the room was this great slumbering beast.

gary grain mill machine

6 responses

  1. I’m fining I really enjoy stumbling across some of your old posts.

    January 25, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    • Yay!? How much is this going to cost me? Or does it cost you?

      January 25, 2014 at 6:54 pm

      • I think you are a touch paranoid. Just maybe.

        January 25, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      • or did you mean “finning?

        January 25, 2014 at 6:57 pm

      • I’m also fining that nobody likes a typo Nazi.

        January 25, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      • That one is on you.

        January 25, 2014 at 7:05 pm

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