The new book Fading Structures in the Finger Lakes: Images and Verse (Fast Pencil, 2015) by Michael W. Duttweiler explores 24 structures in the Central Finger Lake Region. These structures once stood strong, but have since been run down and abandoned.
Each image is paired with a poem conveying the allure and intrigue of the deserted structures. Poems by Conant, Kilmer, Frost, Dickinson, Whitman, Tennyson and other well-known authors are included.
Duttweiler hopes that by conveying the beauty of these fading structures, local organizations will be encouraged to support historic preservation.
Photographer Michael W. Duttweiler is a career-long adult educator with Cornell University Cooperative Extension. He has long-standing interest in local history of the Catskill Mountains, Finger Lakes, and other regions of New York. Now retired, he lives with his family in Ithaca, New York.
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