Beautiful old brick firehouse from Chicago, settled on a rocky lakeshore.
'Retired Firefighter' The brick building of Chicago Fire Department Engine co. 42 was built in 1887, after the 1871 Great Chicago Fire, the biggest city fire in history. It’s one of the old historic firehouses of the city that has been abandoned for decades, so I decided to retire ‘him’ entirely: he spends his days soaking his legs in the shallow waters of a pond in the Great Lake Region :). The sophisticated elegance of the whooping cranes fits the beautiful architectural details of the building.
This image is one of the 12 pieces from my collection titled Runaway Houses. The series portrays imaginary old buildings in different historic architectural styles from all around the world - but instead of their original urban environment they are placed in a natural setting that is typical in the neighbourhood of their place of origin. The series was inspired by one of my favorite books from my childhood, a story of Norwegian writer Tor Age Bringsvaerd about an old house that is rescued by birds from demolition.'
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January 6th, 2021
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