Its crazy. Darkrooms used to be found all over. Its hard to find them any more. Their demise in the face of digital reminds me a lot of gradual disappearance of grain elevators here in Alberta. There is just something magical and special about the old film days. Taking a roll of film and with one part science and one part alchemy breath life into it and turn it into a print.
Here is a photo essay on some of these fading icons: