BK3 – Abandonded Brickyard

About 25 km northwest of Kiev, you will find the  village of Irpin, Ukraine and for the adventurous, and those willing to hike a bit, you can make your way to an abandoned brick works in the center of town..

Brickyard Drive

It is surrounded by a fence, of course, but there are ways in.. one way is through the glass recycle yard..

Liquor Recycle

Mounds of broken glass, which appeared to be mostly liquor and medical bottles fill an abandoned bridge, where they are separated, ground up and shipped off to places unknown.

 

BottlesThe brick works is full of interesting buildings, that are remarkably free of trash..

Warehouse (Partial BW) Ventilator Building 2nd Floor Plant 1 (Partial BW)

 

Possibly because the 2 existing businesses occupying the territory, the glass recycling and a working cement plant, don’t like or encourage “visitors”. Still with no visible “No Entry” signs, we decided to take our chances..

Warning Window Iron Plant 2 Old Russian Mosaic Brickyard Storage 1 Brickyard Ventilator Building

 

As always, when visiting abandoned places, it is important to remember the Golden Rule –

TAKE NOTHING BUT PICTURES – LEAVE NOTHING BUT FOOTPRINTS

Brick Tunnel 2 Brick Tunnel 1 BW Abandonded Office (Partial BW) Storage 2 (2)

 

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Shot(s) for the Day – Doors Revisted

A few more of my favorite subject… I look for unique colors, weathering.. textures.. It seems like older buildings and structures often have the best doors to shoot.. Or maybe that’s just me..:)

Weathered Stain in Old Rock

 

Abandoned Pair

 

11 Maroon

9 with Plants

I usually fill up an entire memory card with doors… and windows..

2nd Hand Store

An endless variety … endless form ..

Old White-Corrugated Tin

 

It makes you wonder..what goes on behind those doors..what is the life led.. what are the memories..the hopes.. the dreams

 

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