The perspective on this is mad, the horizontal panaramic style works on leading your eye into the photo.
The grain brings a real strong depth out of the photo and adds the aspect of texture to the image.
wouldn't say as much for the apartments..but most definetly for the warehouses and such. so many old, abandoned places of industry around here (mostly on the outskirts, anything towards downtown has been pushed aside and rebuilt new ontop of it because of the property value)..but yea man, like 15-20 miles+ outside of that..when you get more rural they start popping up!!
that's cool about your dad spending some of his time here, for work or what? (ya got me curious now heh) you ever lived around here?