Sunday, July 21, 2013

Steeltown

This is a drive-by pic taken from the highway on the way to Niagara Falls and shows part of the industrial section of Hamilton, the steel capital of Canada. With all the changes in the steel industry,  I have no idea which company owns this plant but since I was a kid it has always been a highlight of the trip down this way, especially at night when you can see flames burning off the waste byproducts of the steel production. (I was the passenger and not the driver!)

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

a neat, gritty scene!

Laura. M said...

I like the blues that has the image
Good Sunday.
A kiss.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Great shot. I agree, there is something amazing about huge factories and big equipment.

Sharon said...

I remember seeing those stacks with the flames especially in the east.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Nice drive by Pat! There's nearly always an industrial site, with goodness knows what puffing out the chimneys, oui!

hamilton said...

It will always be Stelco to us. (though US Steel Canada officially)

Gregory Urbano said...

Still looks like it is in use , so thats a good thing!

Deb said...

Industrial sites can look surprisingly attractive when lit up at night.

William Kendall said...

It`s been years since I last went that way, but I remember that stretch of highway well.

Erica (Irene) said...

.........great pic...looks like you are on the Burlington Skyway Bridge.

Lowell said...

Certainly looks like steel mills I have seen. Not too many left in this country anymore. Nice drive-by!

Kitty said...

you'd never know this was taken while in transit.
Nice catch!

Kate said...

I haven't seen a working mill in ages.

Randy said...

Some industrial areas are just not that pretty.

Halcyon said...

I always love driving by here too! I think it's amazing the things man has created. :)

llandudnopictures said...

I once stayed in Hamilton, with a baseball team who were taking part in a tournament there in the mid 90's. A long time ago now, great drive by shot!

VioletSky said...

a sight I know well. did you wave to me as you drove by? ;)

EG CameraGirl said...

This looks oh so familiar!!