museum of making rust

Bet you didn’t think I could stretch this out with another post on the Museum of Making. Well, you’re wrong.  I could go on posting photos from this place for weeks. Wait, I already have. Okay, this is the last one for a while. As you leave the museum, there is a large piece of equipment sitting outside the door. Actually there are several pieces. Again I have no idea what these things are, but WOW are they beautiful.

rusted metal

rusted metal

rusted metal

rusted metal

rusted metal

rusted metal

rusted metal

rust and old paint

rusted metal

rusted metal

rusted metal

rusted metal

rusted metal

rusted metal

rusted metal

Call me crazy, but I think some of these weathered paint and rust photos would look fantastic framed just as they are. Consider them as inspiration for art and your imagination can go wild. When I mentioned to the museum owner that I loved the rusty equipment outside the museum proper, he told me I could see a lot more of it at the dump. I want to go there! And no, I am not kidding. Want to come along?

13 thoughts on “museum of making rust

    1. Thanks – one of my favourite places to hang out with a camera.

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  1. Just popped by – wonderful inspiration, nature or nurture?

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  2. You have a great eye for shape and form! Isn’t it amazing what a little rust can do? These photos are beautiful – nice job 🙂

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    1. Thank you. So glad all the beautiful rust isn’t on anything that I own!

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  3. Art and Picture Framing September 3, 2012 — 8:38 AM

    Some of those photos look as if they are zillion dollar abstract paintings. Interesting shapes and colours.

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  4. Beautiful pics. I have a fascination for rusty machinery myself. When you were in Seattle, did you have a chance to go visiting Gas Works Park?

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    1. No, I saw it from a distance but didn’t know at the time what it was. I will make time to visit next chance I get. Creative Live did part of a photo shoot there so I saw some of the beauty. Thanks for bringing it up and taking time to comment!

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      1. Gas Works Park is one of my favorite spots in Seattle. I shot so many pics there and every time I have friends or relatives visiting, I take them to that Park. There’s at least one scifi book that has an important scen set at Gas Works, but I can’t remember its title.

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      2. Okay – thanks – now I’m itching to get back!

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  5. I spent 125 years haul stuff to the DUMP you will have a blast! Hit old auto salvage yards too I am drawn to taking photos of the same STUFF 🙂

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    1. 125 years? Wow you must be younger than you look! Glad I’m not alone in liking this stuff!

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