I take my bottles and papers to a recycling center in a small industrial area of Falls Church, down a street called "Gordon Road." Throughout the years I have done lots of drawings of the business and utility buildings on this road. There is a concrete plant, Falls Church road maintenance machines and sheds, Dixie Sheet Metal with their ten-foot-tall sheet metal cowboy, and "Home Paramount" exterminators. All of these have gotten attention from me in drawing or photography.
I love small industrial areas, especially in the summer, where they rest, dusty and inactive in the sun, while cicadas provide natural machine noise in the background.