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.
For more info on how Thematic works, click here
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.
Here's my contribution.
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
Here are my old and rotten items!
Mine's ready. Another writers' game to go with the photo. C'mon over and play!
These have really let themselves down!
A little rusty, broken and beat up - but still full of character and charm. Oh, and I took a photo of a truck, too.
Cars, of course. Here's mine.
I have a similar subject. It's here: http://heavenisinbelgium.blogspot.com/2012/03/doel-part-three-open-24-hours.html
A comparison between then and now plus a bit of an agricultural theme for me this week.
I have a contender!
(Scroll down past all the other photos, nothing to see ;-)
Here's an old place which I found magical.
Here’s another building that’s “past its prime” .
I'm doing a series of a ghost town this week, a whole village past it's prime. Here are all my posts:
Here's a place in London, Ontario that I shared this week: http://www.nuwomb.com/photoblogs/uptown-bomber-the-aftermath/
I loved this one, I have wanted to blog these photos. I love past prime spots :)
I have double-dipped on this theme, because it's perfect (for me).
(See picnic table at the bottom.)
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