this month’s creative challenge , “beautiful ugly,” was challenging for me. however, thanks to some FB friends, i heard about Hidden City Philadelphia which is having its annual festival, opening the doors of long-forgotten places around philadelphia area for visitors. i visited John Grass Wood Turning Company which has been at its current location from 1916 up until its closure in 2003. unfortunately, due to significant structural damage, the visitors are not allowed to go into the building, and the viewing is restricted from a small platform by the entrance. still, this placed seeped history, as it looked like it was abandoned yesterday, with the sawdust that probably dates almost 100 years, old tools, and bent shelving. i enjoyed visually exploring the space, and i hope you do, too.
this blog is part of a creative monthly blog circle of women photographers who challenge themselves with a monthly theme. please click over to the blog of Piper Anne to see her take on the theme of “beautiful ugly.”
oh, and in case anyone is wondering, the first and last images are taken with sigma 35 13.4, the rest with lensbaby edge 80.