It has been a long time since I’ve done any serious shooting in Lowell, Massachusetts — the city I grew up in. Probably since before I started this blog.

That drought came to an end this past Saturday. I knew I needed to get out and shoot and wanted to shake it up a little. Really, just a little. After all, Lowell is only about 10 miles from from my home in Methuen. Hell, I could run there on a good day!

Anyway, I’ve seen this view countless times in my life but never stopped to shoot it. It is an appropriate shot, given that the vacant mill featured is (I believe) the only mill in Lowell that hasn’t been razed or renovated.




  1. This is a great picture. I grew up in Lowell so I know these buildings but I’ve never been able to take a picture like this that makes it look this good. I finally have a good quality camera that lets me adjust it so I may need to take a trip back and see what I can come up with.

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