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The ball was not in play

The friendly ladies with the ghost stories told me this was called the “new gym” even though it was just as abandoned as the school building across the street. You know for sure that I looked inside….

Bledsoe, Texas
photographed 8.12.2018

Goal-oriented

If anyone thinks regular basketball is too easy, they could try playing a game or two on this court – those weedy obstacles would at least make things more interesting…

Bledsoe, Texas
photographed 8.12.2018

My life is an easy chair

The main thing I think about when I am out photographing abandoned places is how the particular things I see were left behind. Was this chair broken? Too heavy to life? Maybe someone meant to come back for it? Maybe terrible things happened in the chair, and no one wanted it?

But anyway, there it is, all velvet and mildew and dust and pigeon shit.

Bledsoe, Texas
photographed 8.12.2018

It always gets worse

…and the next time, even more of the stucco will have let go of the house.

Bledsoe, Texas
photographed 8.12.2018

Behind the stairs

One of my local informants strayed from ghost stories for a few minutes to tell me about the time her brothers left their little sister stranded at the top of these fire stairs. They sound like nice boys, don’t they?

Bledsoe, Texas
photographed 8.12.2018

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