Jaws

Boys Town Demolition

I’ve been following the demolition of the Boys Town farm in west Omaha.  One by one the cottages and support buildings on Gianelli Street meet their fate and crumble under the massive pressure of the giant back hoe’s powerful jaws.

The back hoe operator controlled this powerful machine like a surgeon performing delicate brain surgery, carefully separating bricks and concrete from metal and lumber for recycling. As good as the operator was, the giant bucket couldn’t get everything, so the man in the photo would pick up little pieces of this and that and place them in the proper pile.  The operator seemed to know where the man was … most of the time.

This is NOT a trick shot!

Thought for the Day:  Do one thing every day that scares you.        Eleanor Roosevelt

Advertisements

About Larry's blog

THINGS I LOVE: Family, Friends, Photography and College Football. THINGS I LIKE: reading, sports,travel, straight shooters, sense of humor, hand-crafted beers, nature, golf, organization, my wife's cooking, the USA, movies of all types except sci-fi, blueberries, National Parks, music (especially light jazz)of all types except opera and rap, licorice, punctuality,woodworking, dogs and clean underwear.
This entry was posted in Photojournalism and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s