Hartford M.E. Church

When I came across this striking church in rural Illinois (est. 1876) I was tempted to grab some overalls and a pitchfork and rock an  American Gothic pose. Maybe next time. Have a great weekend everyone!

Pssst… just between you and me I removed two ‘contemporary’ basement windows and elongated the whole building a bit, etc. Don’t tell anybody, okay?

About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified

Rooftop – Alton, Illinois

Hey, hey, it must be random rooftop day! Aren’t billboard support structures great? Oh, and rooftop water towers, too. There’s something very… ‘built’, and imposing about them. Or maybe it’s just that they remind me of Empire Records. Which has an excellent soundtrack. And isn’t too shabby a movie, either.

Warren: “Who glued these quarters down?”

A.J.: “I did.”

Warren: “What the h*** for, man?!”

A.J.: “I don’t feel the need to explain my art to you, Warren.”

– Empire Records

About this image: Holga/35mm film scan – moderately modified