When I think Industrial, I think machines. And this time of year, I think of all the machines whose proper functioning keeps us warm and comfortable. Things like:
the water meter
and the furnace and hot water heater
But somehow I wasn't quite satisfied with these industrial samples and my hubby reminded me that we have one of the very best examples of industrial art in our former back yard.... here's a hint:
This is a very far-away view of the Carrie Furnace, which is a blast furnace that formed part of the Homestead Works where my father worked years and years ago. The Carrie Furnaces were the heart of Pittsburgh's steel industry and, while not operating now, they are part of the Homestead Works National Park. Here's a wonderful photo my hubby found online but if you really want to see some amazing examples of the Carrie Furnaces, visit this photo tour by Veronica Varos.... just amazing!