One day during a recent spell of sunny but unpleasantly cold weather, I bundled up and wandered down to the Bellingham waterfront with my camera. The old Georgia Pacific paper mill site is not particularly attractive, but the vast expanse of pavement creates some interesting puddles, and I love the glimpse of the shining bay beyond the old buildings.
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These are beautiful!
I love the old GP site. I hear they’ve got plans for it, which makes me sad. It’s a kind of nostalgic location, both my parents worked there my entire life, they met there, and so on. I took my boyfriend to that site for our first date (well, outside the fence anywhere) and we keep plotting how to get in. I’ll be sad when it’s all gone.
I know how that feels to have the landscapes of your past change and disappear. I was reading about some the of B’ham waterfront plans, that’s partly why I went down there to take pictures. Abandoned spaces have such a strange look and feel, especially in the middle of an otherwise vibrant city.
By the way, how did you get in? I’ve been trying to figure out how to do that for years!
Oh, I didn’t! Sorry to be disappointing, but I was just standing on the sidewalk on Chestnut shooting down and across, and my camera’s resolution is good enough that I could crop in on particular parts of the image. No breaking and entering required.
Hopes smashed! Oh well, great camera for being able to capture it all so well, and the great eye of the photographer as well 😉