We live nearby Fieldale Virginia, once home to a large textile plant and now just a memory of better economic times. One popular attraction is a fully restored building that was a Shell Gas Station and garage. It’s full of antiques of various sorts … a perfect photo opportunity.
Looking close behind the gas pumps there is an original public telephone booth … inoperable of course because many people stopping by probably couldn’t figure out how to use it.
As I drove a narrow country road this past week, I found another nice photo opportunity similar to that I included in my last blog entry. I used a Fujifilm 55-200mm lens to capture the scene, shooting out the open passenger-side window of my car. This once-lived-in house has lots of memories still living inside. Finding deserted homes like this always makes me wonder who lived there.
Unexpected discoveries like this old house always make my day. The surprising thing was its location. It was less than five miles from where I live and right behind a grocery market I frequently drive by.
We can see throughout small town America today many examples of classic design utilized in structures built early in the 20th Century. Here are two examples.
I enjoy making photos of small towns located in rural areas. I’m always on the lookout for compositions which show evidence of “pride” in living there.