(St. Louis, MO) If you go off the paths in the Weldon Springs Conservation area, you’ll walk what used to be the streets of one of the towns, and eventually you will find an abandoned pumping station. This structure is evidently a valve housing of some sort.
(Paris, France, 2009) This is a beautiful sculpture, Le Bon Samaritain, by Francois-Léon Sicard, in the Tuileries Gardens outside the Louvre in Paris. It’s not strictly being taken over by nature, but nature seems to have little respect for art nonetheless. Where we see a masterpiece, the pigeons see a nice place to sit, or to poop.
(Moselle, MO) There’s a quaint old town southwest of St. Louis called Moselle. One of the few locals left told me that it used to be a bustling place due to the presence of the railroad that goes through the town. Once I-44 was put into place, the town slowly died, and most of the buildings on the main street sit abandoned.