Wooden Door, Brick Building, Cover-up Paint

(Midtown) Sacramento, CA

A photograph of double doors leading into the derelict Crystal Ice & Cold Storage Facility in midtown Sacramento.  Once a part of the bustling R Street business corridor serviced by rail running down the middle of the street, now an abandoned behemoth of a building.

(Click through on the photograph above for the slightly improved 700px view)

I had hoped to find a way in but was not willing to force the issue as it was a very hot day and I was on a timeline for other activities a couple of hours later.

The various colors on the doors and the brick are attempts to cover up the graffiti.  Either neon lime green is a really effective cover up or was on sale at the hardware store!

I had read online that this building is popular with photogs doing photoshoots and those online were absolutely correct.  A shoot began a few minutes after I arrived, complete with models and makeshift dressing rooms created by draping beach towels over open passenger car doors with models changing within.

Recent Sacramento street photography:

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, 18mm, ISO 100, 1/20 sec, f/8

Wooden Door, Brick Building, Cover-up Paint.  (Midtown) Sacramento, California. September 22, 2012. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.


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