Monday, February 16, 2009

Monochrome Monday #20: Terminus


"Terminal Condition"
Raleigh, NC - November 2008 (Click to embiggen)


This building is apparently owned by CTX Transportation, a company that ships bulk chemicals and other goods mainly by rail. This terminal (I assume that's what it is anyway) is located at what used to be the train station in Raleigh. The station was moved back to its original location on the south side of town several years ago, and in its place a small collection of shops moved in. From the looks of it, this terminal missed out on the gentrification project, or perhaps it was still in use when the Amtrak station moved out.Violence Unsilenced
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20 comments:

Dina ... UK said...

Nice light reflections....

Dragonstar said...

Very atmospheric shot. I love the play of shadows on the wall.

Aileni said...

It is a bit like a step wedge with that range of contrast.
Makes you wonder what's behind the doors.

Lene said...

It looks a bit spooky in B&W. Maby it is for reel too?

Have a nice week :)

John said...

Great b/w photo!

Catherine said...

Just like the game SimCity, town planners have forgotten that crowd follows connecting points of transports.
Now, it's deserted !
No much time before it becomes a squat or a playground for children with adevnturer mind.

Robin said...

The mono really brings out a forlorn, abandoned feeling.

Nice one.

lisaschaos said...

I see a mystery when I look at that photo. I know you explained what happens there but somehow it seems mysterious.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Abandoned or not it has its own beauty.

I like the diagonal lines in the foreground from a railing or whatever it is. That for me is the highlight of the picture.

starnitesky said...

The building does look rather neglected.

Babooshka said...

Another building just waiting for some TLC but it does allow us to peruse those lines and shapes.

Barbara said...

Great shot with the shadows and great textures onthe building. Smiles B

magiceye said...

seems folorn...
beautiful composition

allhorsestuff said...

This looks like it is moving, with how the shadows are, very neat.
KK

Shadow said...

this building has 'deserted' written all over it. in a nice way though...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like the series of rectangles and faint shadows, Kind of eerie.

BJ Roan said...

Nice shadows. To bad this building was left behind.

Daryl said...

Love this

Julie said...

I like the soft shadows on this shot. Very nice as usual.

maryt/theteach said...

Great job, Mojo! My black white shot for MM is a terminal too! :)