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A large fan that used to help keep a warehouse ventilated hasn’t turned a blade in many years.  It sits frozen and backed by a large piece of plywood, so that even if a strong breeze succeeded in making the blades move, they would have no effect on the air in the building.

I guess it doesn’t matter, since the entire warehouse appears to have been abandoned a long time ago.

I like the symmetry of the blades, and the way their color and texture stands out against the dark plywood background.  Eventually the fan will rust apart, along with the rest of the warehouse.

But for now it’s a wonderful photo-op, though not the type a typical Hawaiian visitor would choose to photograph.

But I’m not typical.  So in addition to visiting the beaches and jungles and waterfalls and volcanoes, I seek out the abandoned sugar mills, stores, cars and homes that tell a story of a time gone by…

Since this is a piece about a fan, would it be wrong say it’s “Gone With The Wind?”



  1. I’m a huge fan too–of your photos and commentary. Regarding your final question, the answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind.

    • Awwww, thanks Mike. You’re a punny guy! 😉

      RPRT Photo

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