Archive for the 'Architecture' Category

Yoakum Farmers Market

Posted in Architecture, Backroads, Old and rusty, Texas on February 21st, 2018 by judy

Yoakum Farmers Market

Yoakum is another struggling mid-size town…  This is along the railroad tracks.

Old Buildings in Lubec, Maine

Posted in Architecture, Backroads, Maine, Water on February 21st, 2018 by judy

Old buildings in Lubec

Read a story this morning about a Lubec, Maine, building floating to Canada in a storm this winter. My camera at the time and I went to Lubec last in 2008, so I checked my photos to see if I had caught this building. I had not but I had some photos that I like.

What I liked about this one was the old abandoned look but lovely reflections in the water. I think they boarded up with pinkish pywood just for me…

Here’s the story of the building that did float away:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/curious-case-american-landmark-floated-canada-herring-brining-shed-maine

Tuscan View

Posted in Architecture, Europe, Landscapes, Old and rusty on January 26th, 2018 by judy

Tuscan View
Enjoying going through our photos from Tuscany taken in 2002 with a very early digital camera, hence the “painterly” treatment. This view was take in our near Sienna. The country side is truly magnificent!

Weesatche “Business District”

Posted in Architecture, Backroads, Old and rusty, Texas on January 26th, 2018 by judy

Weesatche business district
Weesatche, TX, “business” district. The house at the end with the blue roof is nicely maintained. History of Weesatche:
https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlw11

Ponte Vecchiio

Posted in Architecture, Europe on January 24th, 2018 by judy

Ponte Vecchio

Revisiting the old… Ponte Vecchio, Florence, 2002, taken with a very early digital camera, reprocessed with the latest toys… What a beautiful town!

Corner Cafe and Saloon

Posted in Architecture, Backroads, Old and rusty, Texas on January 17th, 2018 by judy

The Corner Cafe and Saloon

Corner Cafe and Saloon, Weesatche, TX.  I photograph this amazing place almost every time we drive by it.

Gruene Hall and Watertower

Posted in Architecture, Backroads, Hill Country, Old and rusty, Texas on January 16th, 2018 by judy

Gruene Hall in Evening

This is Gruene Hall and watertower with a lovely sky. This is said to be the oldest continuously operating dance hall in Texas, apparently still pretty much just as it always was.  Photos of this building are always marred by power lines.  I did remove a few that went right through the sky…

Gristmill Restaurant Bar

Posted in Architecture, Hill Country, Old and rusty, Texas on January 11th, 2018 by judy

Gristmill Bar

The bar at Gristmill Restaurant in Gruene, Texas. This restaurant is in a very old brick building, the sort of decor you really only see in Texas…  No, AC, heating by radiant heaters and a couple of large fireplaces. Lots of fun!

Mobil Magnolia Service Station

Posted in Architecture, Old and rusty, Texas on December 6th, 2017 by judy

Magnolia Mobil Station

This is the old Mobil Magnolia Service Station in Gonzales, Texas. Here’s a bit of history of Magnolia Petroleum Company.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_Petroleum_Company

Chapel, Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahía

Posted in Architecture, Backroads, Old and rusty, Texas on December 4th, 2017 by judy

Chapel, Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahía

Chapel, Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahía, Goliad, TX. The Presidio is across the river from Goliad State Park with its wonderful reconstructed mission (thanks to the CCC).

Mural

This is the fresco in Our Lady of Loreto Chapel at Presidio La bahia in Goliad, TX. The chapel was built in 1779. The fresco was painted in 1946.

Chapel

And looking toward the entrance.