12 Days of MinnPics - September 2012

| Friday, December 28, 2012

Minneapolis grain elevator at dusk
from flickr user alleyraven
Taken September 8, 2012, this black and white photo of dusk at a Minneapolis grain elevator alongside Highway 55 / Hiawatha Avenue resonates with me because it speaks to my roots. Growing up on a southern Minnesota grain farm and being a regular visitor to the local grain elevator, I have a deep appreciation for the unappreciated and sometimes unseen work that happens at grain elevators. They connect farms to the world and seeing one, like this, in such a state of calm and quiet seems almost surreal because for most rural grain elevators there is only a visible hustle for about a month each year. These are the real skyscrapers of our country because they allow America to feed the world.

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