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I came across this concrete memorial in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens late this afternoon. It caught my eye because it is standing in a large field, sparsely occupied by graves, and shows signs of considerable decay despite what I suspect is not a great age.

Looking at that photograph, you would think, power lines notwithstanding, that is was situated in some near rural outlying area of St. Louis.

One day it probably was, but moving the camera just a little reveals a large abandoned factory. Like the statue, this is also decaying. Broken windows and graffiti.

The combination of structures on a very cold winter's day had a moodily post-apocalyptic feel to it.