Salvage Worker

Ansonia Brass. Salvage Operation

The tools are laid down, the forklifts, the huge cranes, the machines are all idle now. The roofs are leaking and the seeping water creates small ponds inside the buildings with beautiful reflections of the metal structures.The company has closed down and only people you see now are the salvage operators taking apart the machines, …


Cement processing plant in Southington

My good friend Emery Roth was going to Southington today to get ready for a presentation promoting his new book, so I decided to tag along. On the way back we came across this cement processing plant with quite a few old, discarded machinery on the back lot. Enjoy !

From Photographs to Paintings

From Photographs to Paintings

Just a bit of shameless self-promotion. Two of my good friends, Judi Bailey and David Rowley and myself just produced our first Amazon Kindle Ebook about creating paintings form photographs. It is available here :

Collinsville, Farmington River

Yesterday’s trip was to Collinsville, Connecticut a nice, old town alongside the Farmington River.  It was built around the Collins Company Axe Factory in the 19th century and quite a lots of the old buildings are still standing in relatively good condition. Found some really nice gears that they used for the dams  

All red and lined up

Farrel Foundry

This might be my last visit to the Farrel Foundry site that is being completely cleaned out by a salvage crew . They have only a couple of days left to complete their operation. Who know what comes next. The wrecking ball ? Quite possible. The building is such a terrible shape, with the roofs …