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Bates Mill

By Joline
Another one from my Lewiston trip. This is one of the building of Bates Mills, a textile and bedspread manufacturer which is now closed. These buildings housed ladies who moved here from Quebec to work in the mill. Lewiston has a rich Franco-American heritage since many of it's residents came from Quebec for employment in the late 1800's.

Tags: Building Architecture Brick Fire escape

Voters: oppo, KKmoments, spaceman and 33 more

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Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
14 Dec 2006 1:16PM
Excellent story and photograph Joline/love it when people take time out to give us the history of the subject.Well done.

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ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
14 Dec 2006 1:23PM
Oh boy...look at the lines and patterning in this! And the richness of colour!!

BEAUTIFULLY taken, Joline Smile


PS Great background info too.
chrissd 12 304 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2006 1:23PM
lovely image Joline, great strong lines and shadow,
BillS 12 27 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2006 1:29PM
Excellent ! Bill
Possum 11 148 England
14 Dec 2006 1:35PM
I like the really strong architectural lines in this, Joline, along with the great patterns created by shadow. A great shot, and always good to have the history.
14 Dec 2006 1:37PM
Lovely shot, have you considered a B&W conversion? All that texture would look awesome.
RobboB Plus
11 132 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2006 2:08PM
Really good picture and I too wonder about the B&W possibilities
Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
14 Dec 2006 2:21PM
WOW, I really like this, fantastic presentation.

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
14 Dec 2006 2:24PM
love the lines and patterning in this
sunshot 13 24 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2006 2:44PM
cracking work joline, looks great, marc.
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2006 2:45PM
excellent graphic qualities and repeats. A very informative description too.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2006 3:01PM
The lighting and the patterns are very good.

hotchef23 11 134 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2006 6:36PM
love the texture and patterns well exposed love it
KKmoments 11 12 1 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2006 6:42PM
Love the lines/textures/colours and the lighting throwing shadows is really good. Thank you for the description too its interesting to hear about these old buildings
Karen Smile
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
14 Dec 2006 8:58PM
Agree wholeheartedly with Tom. Was quite familiar with Lewiston in 1990 when I was working at BIW for 6 months and living in a motel at Lisbon, about halfway from Brunswick to Lewiston.
Rgds., Jim
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
14 Dec 2006 9:02PM
Love the story Joline.
Wonderful image of lines & textures & colours.
Well spotted.
Gecko 12 25 Australia
14 Dec 2006 9:55PM
Absolutely fabulous, do like this type of image, again well spotted and captured. Pam
Rogerex 11 32 12 Australia
14 Dec 2006 10:22PM
Lines, patterns, colours, all good. Well cropped too, I really like the overall effect.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
15 Dec 2006 1:35AM
Excellent repeating patterns, colors are great, fabulous work! and a nice bit of history here!

LourdesV 11 4 United States
15 Dec 2006 2:20AM
One that I will stop too and take a picture Wink just looking at the thumbnail, I thought I would see some people repainting the building but those are verandas LOL...I love the geometrical lines here...great job Joline
The_Collector 12 4 1 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2006 10:05AM
Great repeat's, like the abstract feel to the shot.

Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
15 Dec 2006 4:41PM
A shot to archive as old builings do fall into disrepair, I should imagine it was a Sweat Shop by todays standards.
Yes this is a very interesting capture.
User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2006 10:37PM
The small blue windows contrast well against the red of the brick work.

works as a pattern picture.

glad to be the 30th.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2006 11:11PM
Makes a fine abstract. Good lines, colours and shadows.
VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2006 12:51PM
Some good repeating patterns.
oppo 12 6 2 Scotland
4 Jan 2007 4:51PM
I will be back to catch up on your gallery Joline, but before I go I just had to click on this one. This is a fantastic shot. The colours and patterns are superb. Brilliant work.


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