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The Ghosts of Commerce
The Ghosts of Commerce

“The Ghosts of Commerce”
Photo of the Week #17, selected in September, 2019

I have always been fascinated by abandoned buildings, especially those that were storefronts, gas stations or other means of commerce. The photo of this rural drive-in store store was taken in Central Kansas and I have often wondered what it was like when it was first built and used. At first I thought it was a gas station, but there were no visible signs that gas pumps once stood there. Its sign has an odd shape on top, like perhaps someone wearing a chef’s hat, so I’ve been thinking it was a roadside bakery. It’s fun to guess!

This photo was also used for the cover of my fourth book of poetry, “Aspects Long Forgotten,” and also inspired the title piece of the book.

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-the-ghosts-of-commerce-p_art?IMID=7d5ab23f-88f5-4a78-a3e8-b4b7d0a66ce2


View this photo as artwork:
http://huberjack.imagekind.com/store/imagedetail.aspx/455e75fc-11ce-46ec-b92a-426ea26a7b93/Col_Pencil_The_Ghosts_of_Commerce_P4180058


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Bird's Shadow and Metropolitan
Bird’s Shadow and Metropolitan

“Bird’s Shadow and Metropolitan”
Photo of the Week #13, selected in August, 2019

The decrepit building in the nearly-abandoned town of Miami, Arizona, caught my attention when I saw the trailered Metro parked in front. My dad used to drive a baby-blue-and-white Nash Metropolitan when I was growing up, so there’s some nostalgia there, at least for me.

I love coming across interesting old relics or structures and imagining what they were like when they were first built and actively inhabited. This particular edifice looked like it once possessed real personality. I was pleased to have successfully captured a bird’s shadow on the faded blue wall.

Miami is a classic Western copper boomtown, though the copper mines are largely dormant now. There is a renovation underway, slowly, and the town is beginning to attract new residents to its low-cost housing.

As always, please click on the link to view the clear, full-color image:

https://www.imagekind.com/-birds-shadow-and-metropolitandsc_art?IMID=89cbdbbb-163b-462a-8606-07f6a34fffbe


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St. Elmo’s Rust

St. Elmo’s Rust
Photo of the Week #7, from June 2019…

St. Elmo is a tiny ghost town in Chaffee County in Central Colorado, It sits at an elevation of just over 10,000′ and has a year-round population of 3. We visited this quaint town as often as we could when we lived in the Denver area, with Salida, Nathrop and Buena Vista the closest towns of any consequence nearby. This rusty building is one of my favorite ghost town dwellings. I never tire of seeing it.

As always, please click on the link to view the clear, full-color image:

https://www.imagekind.com/-st-elmos-rustdsc_art?IMID=875c8eb1-7446-420f-9209-ccde2e204a76


View all of my Photos of the Week here on Imagekind:

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