beautiful ugly things

I like to go to a friend's Fair Haven scene shop in a run down industrial part of New Haven and look at the abandoned brick power plant across the river. It must have been built in the 20s because it has elegant art deco architectural details. It's monstrously big, and probably toxic. I love to think about how dangerous it must be to go inside. It might be one of the most beautiful buildings I've ever seen.

I also love to look at war planes, like this B-25 and the B-24 and B-17 behind it at the Oxford airport on Thursday. They are exceedingly dangerous too, with guns on all sides, and large parts of their insides dedicated to holding bombs. And they are sleek, stunningly powerful looking, and gorgeous in every way.