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This is positively fabulous. You must have been so happy when you came across this building. I would like to think of you saying, "yes! This is what I am out here to find!"
Amazing capture of Americana...you inspire me to take the train futherest out of town.
Actually I know this place well as it is on the drive from the Houston airport to Lufkin (where I grew up). I had always remembered it as being kind of a scary place and in fact somewhere in my files I have a picture of it in black and white with a couple of menacing looking dudes out front flipping me off... Now it looks a bit sad, almost tragic.... and that's what made me stop. I wish the light had been better. Perhaps next time.
This seems like the kind of place you might have once found someone flipping you off.
the farmers wife said...
Like you said, it looks sad, borderline abandoned. I've always said that buildings in decline go through stages - tacky, trashy and then they cross a line into beautiful decay. It's apparent that at some point in time some cared for this place as evidenced by the fact that they purchased some heavy duty marine roping in an attempt to spruce up the entrance. I'd need to be excessively drunk to have a tattoo done at this place.
Don Colin said...
Perfect. Photographers are so blessed with such subject matter. But I'm not sure this would present itself as the extraordinary image it is if you flew by on the highway.The color combination is surreal.
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