It’s been photographed…an awful lot. Not that it should come as a surprise, the little grain elevator in Dorothy Alberta, a near ghost town in the Red Deer River badlands, is one photogenic building. Standing there, right beside the highway, in this lovely valley setting, below the sprawling plains, one can’t help but be compelled to start clicking away on seeing it. It begs to be shot.
Most people take their pics from the side of the road or from “downtown” Dorothy (home to two camera-friendly churches). More adventurous types might follow the gravel road that climbs the valley to the south, and take their shots from a viewpoint up there. Us, we wanted something new, something completely different. How about the valley top to the north? Don’t think anyone’s done it that way. And since there’s no road up there, only pasture, it’s a good bet we’ll be breaking some new ground here. Feet, get in gear – we approached from a well road up there.
So, here, for your approval, shots of Dorothy’s circa 1920s “Alberta Pacific” grain elevator, closed and abandoned in the 1950s, now roofless, having lots it’s top in a windstorm a couple years back, in all its glory. Plus the nearby bridge, love it, with some obligatory shots of Team BIGDoer thrown in for good measure. Enjoy the views. They’re pretty darn good and we sure liked presenting them to you.
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Dorothy Alberta, the little grain elevator in the valley (long winded title).
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Date of adventure: May, 2017.
Location: Dorothy, AB.