You surely already know that I like to look inside abandoned places. I like seeing what sorts of things got left behind. I like seeing what’s falling apart. I like seeing what’s still holding on. In this particular case, the sofa looks really sketchy and almost all the ceiling tiles have succumbed to gravity. And that striped wall is still there…
There was a fire in downtown Lubbock last month; some apartments, a barbershop, and a used book store were destroyed. Naturally, my camera and I went out to look around; by the day I explored, the salvageable things (metal joists, mostly) had been pulled out to one side and everything else was pushed into a pile. And, shining like a beacon from the pile was Ansel Adams’s autobiography.