Archive for the 'Old and rusty' Category

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!

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

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.

Impression of an old tractor

Posted in Old and rusty, Texas on November 17th, 2017 by judy

Impression of an old tractor

I found this tractor in Oakville, TX.

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

Lost in Time

Posted in Old and rusty, Texas on November 15th, 2017 by judy

Lost in time

More from Oakville, Texas.