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the other side of progress

Out on the edge of town, buildings are vanishing at a surprising pace: they are in the way of a new road, an outer loop around town.

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 2.17.2021

Blowout

The same exploded silos, from another angle. (I liked the look of them, which I am pretty sure you have figured out on your own.)

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 2.7.2021

Contrast

Another view of the aftermath of the explosion, contrasting with the shiny new silos across the street.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 2.7.2021

Far Flung

The force of the silo explosion hurled silo pieces clear of the building, which would have been something I wish I’d seen* as it happened.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 2.7.2021

*From a safe distance, of course.

a daytime constellation

At some point lately, there was an explosion and fire at this silo, and it looks like a constellation on the far side of the blown-out tower. (Or maybe that’s just me…)

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 2.7.2021

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