Still Standing for Now

July 19, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

Sometimes when I see old stores along the highways it amazes me that they are still standing at all.

You can see where this store used to have more signs on the front, which were probably removed by the owner or "pickers" over the years, but the Brice sign remains.

This store is tucked off the side of US 321 in rural South Carolina. While the area around it used to be heavily farmed, these days it is mostly chicken and tree "farms" and the population has significantly declined over the decades.

Whenever I see a store boarded up but basically structurally intact, I always wonder if the inside of it is full of "vintage" stock still sitting on the shelves waiting for the next customer who will never come. 

These old stores will not remain forever.

Unless actively preserved the ravages of weather and time will continue to weaken the structures until they finally collapse. That or someone new will buy the land and bulldoze the store down as an eyesore.  

Since I don't get to this area often, I always wonder if it will be there the next time I drive by.  

Just one more reason to take the time to make a photograph "NOW" when you see something, even if the light isn't "perfect" or you are in a "hurry" to get somewhere more photographic.

Hope ya'll have a great weekend and make some new images.

 


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