Thursday, February 19, 2009

Gull Lake, SK

While surfing the web about Gull Lake, Saskatchewan where I took this photo, I came across a painting of this elevator by Vickie Emms that portrays this elevator and landscape in another way.
Gull Lake is along the Trans Canada Highway west of Swift Current. The population is about 1,000. The elevator on the photo looks like it's getting on in age. I haven't been back there since I took the photo September, 2006, so it may be torn down by now. In the meantime, we can enjoy the prairie sentinel while it still stands.


Jim A. Pearson said...

Wow! That looks like an old Victoria elevator... very few of those left in Canada!


Jim A Pearson
Vanishing Sentinels

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