Archive for the 'Old and rusty' Category
This is a corner of Gruene, Texas that I particularly like – appropriately rusty metal roofs, old wood, even a Texas flag, and best of all yellow bell blooming. For those who don’t know, the town name, Gruene, means green in German and is pronounced Green.
I was working in New Braunfels on Wednesday when one of my colleagues pointed out a 1950s Chevy Belair convertible parked in front of the gallery. So of course I ran out to take pictures of it… Here’s one of its wonderful hood ornament. What a hood ornament! The finish on the car was pretty much gone and around the hood ornament some nice rust had developed…
More fun from driving back and forth between Wimberley and Rockport. This is a mural on what must have once been a filling station in Rufugio.
This is also an opportunity to mention how to properly pronounce Refugio, Texas. ruh-Fewr-ee-oh. Yep, it has an r sound here… OK, that may not be clear, how I wrote it, so you can listen. You want the second pronunciation — the Texas one of course.
It looks like it once occupied the entire busy corner but now a Pizza Hut has taken the corner spot. Or maybe a filling station once took the corner spot. The layout is old style motel of the best sort — you not only park near your motel room, you get a garage!
The same truck as the last post but with more like the original background, albeit modified. Cuero, Texas.