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Two magnificent if rather worn-looking wooden grain elevators in Creston, British Columbia.

It was hard not to look closely at these geometrically unusual buildings without getting a weird sense of dislocation, a bit like vertigo on the ground. I wandered around them several times getting the flavor of those angles and lovely patterns created by the flaking paint, particularly on the white building.

They are situated at the west end of main street, close, naturally enough, to the railway tracks and make for a splendid landmark. I hope they remain and are preserved in future – they exhibit an unusual and rare design for an elevator these days.

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