i went to sioux city, iowa on friday to visit our site for the sioux city history museum. it wasn't all that interesting and was fairly straightforward. what was interesting however was the physical evidence of the decay of the city.
I find tremendous beauty in age and the discreet process of decay that specific materials go through, but the older I get the more pictures like that one just depress me. It seems like there's too much mess in the world to clean up. A visit to the Bethlehem Steel Works, while sublime, also just made me cry.
the place with the tumbleweeds : Sioux City Stockyards. it's where the cattle were taken off the train cars and processed into delicious steak. it was in use from around 1900-1980. very strange space. still piles of manure. papers all over the place as well.