Archive for the 'Backroads' Category

Welcome to Liberty Tool

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

Welcome to Liberty Tool

Liberty Tool is an amazing used tool/books/whatever place in Liberty, Maine.

Here’s what they claim on their website:  “Liberty Tool Company of Liberty, Maine: Antique tools, art, antiques, hand tools, and collectibles”

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

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

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…

Long-forgotten Truck

Posted in Backroads, Old and rusty, Texas on January 10th, 2018 by judy

Long forgotten truck

This was taken in 2010 in the Devils River State Natural Area at a small photo workshop. This truck was found in an old barn. Explore your state parks and natural areas!
https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/devils-river

Old Farm and Windmill

Posted in Backroads, Landscapes, Old and rusty, Texas on December 22nd, 2017 by judy

Old Farm and Windmill

Old farm, now abandoned, on US Highway 183 between Goliad and Cuero

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.

Whizzerville

Posted in Architecture, Backroads, Old and rusty, Texas on November 16th, 2017 by judy

McMahon Texas

McMahan, Texas. It was once called Whizzerville, which is why the other building in town says it’s Whizzerville…
 
“In 1914 the McMahan community had two general stores and seventy-five residents; much of the local economy was based on goats, cattle, sorghum, and cotton.”
 
https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlm48