Thursday, October 27, 2005

wind power

Back when wind was a major power source, Batavia, Illinois served as the center of windmill production. Plants hugged the shore of the Fox River and windmills fueled the economy.

The Batavia dam is crumbling and the old factories house newer technologies. Old restored Batavia windmills, and reproductions have been popping up as decor at local restaurants and shopping centers, paying homage to the towns history.


Tai said...

Love the history and context you provide with your images. Your words are always a treat to read.

Zanne said...

Thanks Tai. At one point in the beginning of this blog, I attempted to post photos without text - it just wasn't me. When I view someone else's photoblog I always have questions and want to know the rest of the story.

It was good to finally meet you in person!

srp said...

A beautiful windmill, it looks like storm clouds are rolling in.

Floridacracker said...

I'm catching up as I was incommunicado this week, but I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your ability to be there when the light is perfect. Your photos get better and better and the commentary is great.

The light and clarity of the red barn photo is stunning!

Understanding Groove said...

Hi Zanne,
My name is Nucleo Vega, and I'm a drummer in the Maryland area. My jazz band is interested in using your picture of WindPower: Blog Oct 27, 2005 for our CD cover. Is it available? If so, what would have to do to have the rights to use your photo?
Thanks for your consideration,