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Should Be In Movies: Gloucester Paint Factory

Posted in Should be in movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2009 by Christine Haskell

Just got a forward from Captain Joe to check out some photos he and a buddy captured at an abandoned paint factory. It’s not every day that a Captain gives you a pointer ;-), so I thought I would check it out. Joe runs a hobby blog called Good Morning Gloucester – and for non locals, it’s pronounced Glah-ster, not Glowster.

Gloucester, Rockport, and Cape Ann are terrific towns on the east coast of Massachusetts in which I’ve spent a lot of time. They are also no stranger to the movies, having been the locations of several.

Here are some shots from his site.

Looks like it's just begging the Mayor for a wrecking ball and to be turned into condos...but folks like me would wish for a pub or community art center.

Looks like it's just begging the Mayor for a wrecking ball and to be turned into condos...but folks like me would wish for a pub or community art center.

It also looks like a building that would have been cast in the movie The Road to Perdition, with Tom Hanks and (my personal favorite) Paul Newman. Joe thought it would make a great set for a horror movie.

Kinda makes you wonder what happened to the guy trying to get in, doesn't it?

Kinda makes you wonder what happened to the guy trying to get in, doesn't it?

Pollockesque

Pollockesque

He was a snitch...so we gave him a swimming lesson...

He was a snitch...so we gave him a swimming lesson...

Neat perspective on this one. This basement area would make a neat glassblowing studio or other creative space.

Neat perspective on this one. This basement area would make a neat glassblowing studio or other creative space.

Those are some tired stripes...

Those are some tired stripes...

A room with a view...

A room with a view...

More pictures from this location are here and here.

Saving a seat for you,

Christine

Should be in movies: Abandoned Miracles

Posted in Should be in movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2009 by Christine Haskell

Nothing moves me more than buildings which have a past, are past their prime, still have good bones, and are resting peacefully. These buildings, in particular, really made me pause.  They are stunning. Because I lack the background of an architect, I won’t even try to describe them in any professional way…but I am interested in learning more about their style.

These came from photos from Andrew Qzman…whose site is in Russian, so I couldn’t understand any background about them (where they were taken, the names of these houses, etc).

I’m so surprised of the condition the houses are in and that they have not been completely looted. Were these homes in the US and not in the protection of a historical society, they would have been home to drug users or allowed to just decay. When I travel, I always marvel at how respectful locals are toward their aging buildings.

Upward view of yellow mansion against a winter sky.

Upward view of yellow mansion against a winter sky.

Gorgeous red mansion pictured in late afternoon sun.

Gorgeous red mansion pictured in late afternoon sun.

Beautiful eating room with bright red amoire

Beautiful eating room with bright red amoire, you can almost make out the faded wallpaper.

Dining room with bright white walls and red painted trim.

Dining room with bright white walls and red painted trim; nice trim on the ceiling.

This view just seems so anticipatory to me...shallow steps lead into darkness. Love the painted trim.

This view just seems so anticipatory to me...shallow steps lead into darkness. Love the painted trim.

Beautiful room with

Beautiful panelled room; I love the multi-trims and color choices.

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Another view of that staircase going down. The trim makes the room looks like it belongs out of a Grimms Tale.

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Blue bedroom, multi trims and painted ceiling.

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Beautiful windows

House

Late afternoon photograph. Kind of makes you think of what it must have been like in its prime, what was being made for dinner, who was coming, were they a happy family?

Yellow Mansion

Can you imagine waking up in a place like this?? How incredible this must have been! The linens, the conversations late into the evenings.

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This view looks a bit top heavy, but still gorgeous. Christmas here must have been spectacular.

What an incredible home to drive up to. Imagine the  bride's first arrival here.

What an incredible home to drive up to. Imagine the bride's first arrival here.

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Imagine arriving here as a guest for the first time. The light gives this photo an inexplicable sense of anticipation (for me). I'm imagining what incredible gatherings of friends and family there could have been.

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Christine

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