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    If you are a dreamer, come in,
    If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
    A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer
    If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
    For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
    Come in!
    Come in!

    ~ Shel Silverstein

    (Taken inside an abandoned mill building in Vernonia, Oregon.)

    rcoder, firetheft12, sfgirlbybay, and 65 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Morgannza 104 months ago | reply

      This is where I've been wanting to go! Awesome shot!

    2. kerianna09 [deleted] 104 months ago | reply

      such a neat place. great angle. you always pick good angles to shoot from.

    3. Zeb Andrews 104 months ago | reply

      You did it again Elleinad. You capture the meaning of a moment in both your vision and your words. The world could use more dreamers.

    4. manyfires 104 months ago | reply

      Wow, thanks everyone! I was quite taken with the inside of this old building. The two ladies I was on a walk with had gone around the lake many times before but had never ventured to peek inside the old mill building. So I volunteered, and was very glad I did so. :)

    5. ndouvid 104 months ago | reply

      ah...the vernonia cathedral, home of the sweetest tempered graffitti this side of mayberry..
      you know that if you go out the back door another 15 yards into the weeds you come upon mount tetanus, the flattened gehry museum.
      gorgeous picture !

    6. Dead Air 104 months ago | reply

      Wow, what an amazing find!

    7. imaginedp 103 months ago | reply

      Very great lighting. I love that even with the graffiti (or because of it), it gives dimension on how big it really is... yet no matter how big, it's been taken over by nature.

    8. febie 103 months ago | reply

      Wow. This is sort of what I imagined when the Pevensie children from The Chronicles of Narnia first entered into Narnia and stayed in the old abandoned castle.

    9. magic fly paula 103 months ago | reply

      I like these abandoned places, they have a special atmosphere!

    10. thespeak 101 months ago | reply

      I've revisited this shot on numerous occasions. It is seriously awesome. There is something so mystical, yet so real in it. I dunno, that might sound really cheesy. "Mystical but real....." Blech! I'm turning into a hippie or something! Dang. But, seriously, I don't know how else to say it. Maybe I'll have to go vote Republican or something after dropping a comment like this, but... the image just has really groovy energy. (I cant belive I just said that -- I'm gonna get the hell off of flickr for the rest of the night).

    11. manyfires 101 months ago | reply

      You crack me up, Erik. ;)

    12. jrtadje 97 months ago | reply

      Sooo interesting.

    13. Josh*m 96 months ago | reply

      Trees within walls...Very surreal... I get the impression that strange things happen here, or should. I found this when I searched for photos with the word "flax." :-)

    14. RickyB-Photography 90 months ago | reply

      Been in this old mill building many times, my wife is a dental hygienist in Vernonia. This is one of the best photos of it that I've seen.
      Great work.

    15. Ben Kimball 88 months ago | reply

      ahh, this is cool in SO many ways... it's myriad cool. it's mysterious, it's well-exposed, it's... well, I mean come on, it's nature reclaiming a patch of land after industry. Like I said: COOL!

    16. willgrant 84 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called * Out of Place *, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    17. PervertsByTrade 84 months ago | reply

      looks like a awsome place

    18. Vorpal Images [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      This is amazing. Could you give me location info on this?
      We'd love to explore it.


    19. labutle 67 months ago | reply

      Just went to this place today. I hope my shots turn out good. This one is fantastic!

    20. theophilus1918 59 months ago | reply

      Oh wow. I see the abandoned cathedral thing here. Canterbury circa 1790's? William Wordsworth? With an industrial twist of the WW2 bunker variety.


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