The Thematic Photographic for this week is “Yellow”, and I immediately thought of this picture: Out on the shore of the Great Salt Lake, about 20 miles outside of the city, there is, was and has been an events center called Saltair. It’s been around since 1893 and has burned to the ground and been rebuilt several times over the years. The last time it burned was in the early 70’s, which inspired a University of Utah film students to produce a movie called “Attack of the Giant Brine Shrimp”.
But I digress. This picture, and the next one, were taken right by Saltair, where there are several train cars abandoned and taken over by graffiti. I liked this one in particular because it wasn’t your standard graffiti, it kind of has a peaceful feel about it for me. This is on one of the trains in the same area. If I remember correctly (these were taken in 2007) the yellow in the first picture was connected to the train, I think it was used as a gift shop for Saltair. This last picture was taken during the renovation of the Redman Storage building right down the street from my house. It was one of the historic Sugarhouse buildings that, in my opinion, has been lost even though it’s been renovated. The renovation kept absolutely none of the characteristics of the original building, other than the “Redman” sign which isn’t even the original, and as far as I can see might as well have been completely torn down and replaced.
Well, there are my Yellow pictures.