Belcherville Duplex I really liked the bulky pillars on this outer-ring cottage. Similar Images ...based on the tags: boarded-windows, graffiti, overgrown, pillars, trees... Looking out of the boarded windows in the Great Western Sugar office. This tree caught my eye. Note the bench swing near it. Portra 160. At sunset the light skips from puddle to stagnant puddle across the whole foundry room, playing with the classic sawtooth roof with half-hearted shadows. The front of the school overlooks the town of Birtle, Manitoba. It replaced a circa-1894 building which was a little farther down the hill. Some of the ruins are way off the beaten path… foundations of tank stands and pillars of buildings that never had walls or roofs. The grand staircase with little balconies leaning over it. All the stone stairs are broken and graffiti marks every wall. The office for the maintenance shop was sound-insulated and ventilated. The entry point for the painting shed on the top floor. Cars would have a few feet in between them before they entered. Separate sheds would prime and add color. I wonder if these windows were bricked after the 1950 explosion with the hopes that, if another silos blew, the people in this office would be better protected.