Our Sears store closed for good the other day. In the days leading up to the closing, I went three or four times to photograph what a dying store looks like. The first time, the Patient Spouse went along with instructions to “provide cover” while my camera and I prowled around. As it turns out, employees with only four or five days left on their job don’t care one bit about photographers and I was able to document the interior without anyone acting like they noticed.
But this – this sort of sums up the whole situation.
I first visited this little ghost-town museum in November 2017; I don’t think one thing had changed between then and my return visit a year later. Evidently ghosts are pretty slow at building finish-out.
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The stop sign’s shadow adds a subliminal message, maybe, to the front of the food truck.
On a side note, I did not eat there, but only because it was closed.
A sliver of a pipe-rail gate anchors the desert, while clouds slowly build.
But it doesn’t rain.
near Alpine, Texas
View from inside a cemetery shrine, constrained by the bars on the glass-free window.
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