smokestacks from Vassar Street (friday foto finder: chimney)


I may not have a lot of photos of chimneys at hand, and didn’t motivate myself to take anything like an interesting shot of my own house’s chimney. However, I do have quite a lot of photos of smokestacks, which serve more-or-less the same function. Smokestacks are architectural features that have long attracted my eye. While I’m sure that old brick smokestacks were considered eyesores when first built, they now add interest to many old mills and factories.

Here are several views of some smokestacks visible from Vassar Street in Cambridge, Massuchusetts. (Most were taken from a building that is part of the MIT campus, but I don’t believe the smokestacks to belong to MIT.) I took these between November of 2005 and October of this year.

November, 2005


January, 2010


July, 2010


December, 2011


October, 2012

To go see what other structures others have chosen to blow out their smoke, please stop by Archie’s friday foto finder blog.

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5 responses to “smokestacks from Vassar Street (friday foto finder: chimney)

  1. What an interesting site. I wonder what it is/was for :)

  2. Nice! I especially love the photo with the silhouettes of plants in the foreground.

  3. Wonderful! And what an impressive sky on some of them.

  4. They really are impressive structures! My chimneys are impressive in a different way…

    http://azahar.me/2012/12/21/friday-foto-finder-chimney/

  5. Oh wow, that shot from December 2011 is so evocative and gorgeous.

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