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Bellis Home Grain Company Elevator (Built 1922)

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 12 September 2012 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Each town in western Canada had a least one grain elevator near the railway station.  During the 1920s this elevator was owned and operated by the Home Grain Company in the town of Bellis, Alberta.  It  regularly bought grain from the local farmers and could hold 23,000 bushels of grain at a time (A modern-day elevator holds 100,000 to 150,000 bushels).  To avoid the danger of fire, the gasoline engine that powered the elevator was located in an office nearby. The engine was linked to the elevator with a long drive belt.

PENTAX K200D 1/90 second F/5.6 ISO 100 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A lovely preserved statement in the landscape. Good to see the values were recognized in time.

12 Sep 2012 5:46am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid . little coiuper be left to remove the arm's length and it will be perfect in all respect personal opinion writer and photo

12 Sep 2012 6:19am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice image of this lovely building Eric

12 Sep 2012 6:48am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

Une image typique !! très belle

12 Sep 2012 7:03am

maurizio jaya costantino from Trieste, Italy

thanks Eric (your eyes do not seem jaded, but, if they are my thanks become THANKS :-)

12 Sep 2012 8:54am

yo from Ile de France, France

Belles composition et teintes pour ce silo à grains.

12 Sep 2012 9:54am

tataray from france, France

De bonnes explications...
Bon repos pour toi Eric)

12 Sep 2012 1:47pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great building. a nice place.

12 Sep 2012 3:35pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Nice image of this lovely building and fantastic place too!!! :)

12 Sep 2012 3:59pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition . Beautiful !

12 Sep 2012 5:28pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A well preserved elevator.

12 Sep 2012 6:53pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic photo with the beautiful colors and light ... I love these historic grain elevators!

12 Sep 2012 8:30pm

franz from Baden, Austria

nice depiction of this iconic canadian institution ... too bad so many are no longer in use ...

12 Sep 2012 8:43pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful image!

13 Sep 2012 12:24am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Rare now...and to say at one time The prairies were the grain attic of the world...lovely shot

14 Sep 2012 4:34pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Well maintained old institution. And beautiful landscape. Great shot, Eric! :)

14 Sep 2012 4:58pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Wonderfully well-kept old building.

8 Oct 2012 11:20am

PENTAX K200D
1/90 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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