Monday, March 05, 2012

Thematic Photographic 186 - Past Its Prime


No gas at the Majestic
Delray Beach, FL, January 2012

There's a certain degree of poetry associated with things that may once have been pristine, but no longer are. Sure, shiny and new has its merits, but so does time-worn, beaten down, faded and crunched. Scenes like this one - a gas station that had been closed for over two years - make you wonder what happened here, where everyone went, and why. They almost beg you to wander around the drink in the obsolescence.

What will you find when you do? Well, that's what this week's Thematic theme, "past its prime", is all about. If it's no longer as lovely as it once was, shoot it and share it. Because the world isn't getting any prettier.

Your turn: Take a photo of something decrepit - or well on its way - and share it on your blog. Alternatively, find something you may have already posted online. Leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Then visit other participants as we collectively explore the theme throughout the week. Repeat as often as you wish, and have fun with it. There are no rights or wrongs - just interpretations.

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17 comments:

Vicki said...

This building is well past it's prime. It's a shame that people let this happen, but structures like this always seem to hold a special beauty.
~Vicki~
http://vickijf.blogspot.com/2012/03/past-its-primethematic-photographic-186.html

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

Here's my contribution.
http://apaperbackwriterphotos.blogspot.com/2012/03/photo-non-contest-186-past-its-prime.html

Karen S. said...

Carmi your building compared to many others I've seen lately appears very worthy of reopening! Or maybe it's just excellent paint! Here's mine

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2012/03/thematic-photographic-186-past-its.html

Gilly said...

Here are my old and rotten items!

Lisa Shafer said...

Mine's ready. Another writers' game to go with the photo. C'mon over and play!
http://lisashafer.blogspot.com/2012/03/photo-mysteries-writers-game-14.html

Little Nell said...

These have really let themselves down!

Jim said...

A little rusty, broken and beat up - but still full of character and charm. Oh, and I took a photo of a truck, too.

Max Sartin said...

Cars, of course. Here's mine.

Jientje said...

I have a similar subject. It's here: http://heavenisinbelgium.blogspot.com/2012/03/doel-part-three-open-24-hours.html

Bob Scotney said...

A comparison between then and now plus a bit of an agricultural theme for me this week.
http://bit.ly/zb1rN3

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I have a contender!

(Scroll down past all the other photos, nothing to see ;-)
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Alexia said...

Here's an old place which I found magical.

On My Soapbox said...

Here’s another building that’s “past its prime” .

Jientje said...

I'm doing a series of a ghost town this week, a whole village past it's prime. Here are all my posts:
http://heavenisinbelgium.blogspot.com/search/label/Doel

Scott Webb said...

Here's a place in London, Ontario that I shared this week: http://www.nuwomb.com/photoblogs/uptown-bomber-the-aftermath/

lailani said...

I loved this one, I have wanted to blog these photos. I love past prime spots :)

http://thegreengrassgrowsallaround.blogspot.com/2012/03/thematic-photographic-186-past-its.html

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I have double-dipped on this theme, because it's perfect (for me).

(See picnic table at the bottom.)
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