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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