Closed Factory in Snow

Once a bustling factory making shoes in Nagano, Japan, this site is now closed and silent.
This empty compound is home to a number of large buildings. Paint is beginning to peel and small windows are broken here and there. I was able to time my visit to coincide with a fresh fall of snow in January 2016. Thick white layers surround and isolate the structures, helping to focus attention, simplify the scene and emphasise the silence.
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