Today's prompt is Building. I knew which building I wanted to shoot, but I couldn't remember which little town it was in, so The Hub and I got in the car yesterday and drove country mile after country mile, from little town to little town, in the blazing heat, finding photo ops everywhere.
Though I often post more than one pic on any given day, narrowing them down to even two is sometimes difficult. More so today, because I snapped easily a dozen pics on our little road trip that qualify, and I have the burning need to show them off ...
This is the photo I posted for the challenge- the Pride of Mansfield, SD. The contrast between the crisp shingles and sharp lettering on the signs, with the peeling paint is fascinating. We tend to forget what a Big Deal Lawrence Welk was back in the day.
This is the high school that my husband attended- Northwestern in Mellette, SD. It is now a community center, and if you squint, you might spot a Bud Light sign in the basement window. There is now a restaurant in what used to be the school cafeteria- they serve good midwestern food, in huge portions. And beer.
Every town, no matter how small, had its own grain elevator. These old elevators are quickly disappearing from the plains, replaced by shiny, huge, round silos. This one is privately owned, set in the middle of an anemic soybean field.
I don't know what the hexagonal barn was used for, but it goes with the above elevator.