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'Neither Here Nor There', Redundant Storage Facility. Iowa, USA

29-03-2009 · Comments (19)
Categories: Fuji Pro 400H  Hasselblad SWC/M  USA  

I must say, I didn't stray that far from bloody Iowa at any stage in the trip. It's odd, a state that hadn't even entered my mind prior to leaving the UK seemed to occupy a large part of my time. I kinda like it when things turn out that way. In my own experience things planned in so much detail, often disappoint, those chance happenings often hold the best memories. Certainly my exploration of Iowa wasn't planned. I'm also finding as I look at the photos more and reflect on my time there I think of what I could have looked at and how nice it might be to visit when the fields are full and the sun is warm. Seems like I have planned me another trip!
Now this shot I can't pin down exactly. I'm usually pretty good at knowing where I was when I took a shot. I ought to keep notes but don't, I just kind of rely on happy memories. I guess the problem here was that it was neither here nor there. I do know that I had recently stopped for coffee and cake in the city of Mount Vernon, Iowa. The home of Cornell College and that I stopped for the night in Oskaloosa, IA. I'm pretty sure it must have been taken along the stretch of U.S. Highway 92 leading into Oskaloosa. Another familiar sight for all you Americans out there but not common for us Brits! I assumed this was some kind of former grain storage thing! Unfortunately I have no map of this place, but, I would encourage you to just browse maps of Iowa - it is a wonderful place.

Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes
Warm evenings, pale mornings, bottle of blues
And the tiny golden pins that she wore up in her hair
Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes

My mind was young until she grew
My secret thoughts known only by the few
It was a dream much to real to be leaned against too long
All the time I think she knew

Her words still dance inside my head
Her comb still lies beside my bed
And the sun comes up without her, it just doesn't know she's gone
Oh, but I remember everything she said

Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes
Warm evenings, pale mornings, bottle of blues
And the tiny golden pins that she wore up in her hair
Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes

Listening to: "Brass Buttons" (Grievous Angel) - Gram Parsons

Giulio Sciorio

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