Monday, January 26, 2009
The Old Plant
I can't read the numbers perfectly, but I think the date says 1928. Even here in the western United States a building from this era is considered quite new, although buildings start becoming "old" when you get back to the 1800s, which will make a lot of you laugh. Remember, this is one of the newest parts of the world. This old power plant sits on the banks of the Walla Walla River, nestled up against a hillside and blocking one's view of the lovely riverside path that meanders through brush, trees, and other bits of nature. Again, this is not a place to hang out after dark, or probably even close to it, but during the day it's kind of fun to explore. And yes, this is how dreary it really looks in January. Surprisingly, there are still bits of green in the valley, but my guess is this has something to do with its proximity to the river.