Abandonments come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of interest. My favorite locations are filled with personal effects that allow you to glimpse into the lives of the people who lived or worked in that location. My least favorite locations tend to be empty shells. However, there are exceptions to that rule. There are times when empty shells can still be interesting, based on composition, texture, and color. There’s an old fertilizer factory up in Wisconsin that was built sometime in the 20’s and has been closed for many decades. I don’t know much about it at all, and there aren’t many clues in the empty shell. But it’s become a haven for graffiti artists and something about the paint on the pillars really fascinates me. Especially when the ground is covered in ice, as it was back in February, 2013 when I took these photos.