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Chairs, guarding the door

Perhaps this was an homage to the barricade scene in Les Misérables?

Or, maybe it was just a couple of chairs.

photographed 6.9.2017



Of course I thought of Ashley over at Syncopated Eyeball when I saw these chairs. (Go look around at her blog if you want to know why.)

But anyway, I can’t decide if downtown Lubbock is safer now, with those chairs all locked up, or if more sinister forces – specifically the standing desk contingent – are behind this.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 3.6.2016

A five-member herd


I drive this highway every day on my way to work. It’s not a very exciting trip, most of the time – just 30 miles or so of mostly straight 4-lane highway. Sure, it curves a couple of times, and the speed limit drops through the little town of Smyer.

A few months ago I started to notice the chairs outside the fence of a junkyard that’s along the way. Sometimes there are two or three, other times there are as many as five. Sometimes they face each other, sometimes the highway, and sometimes one or two of them are on their side. I always look when I go by; it gives me something to do.

Toward the end of last week, I noticed the chair census had grown from two all the way to five. So on Saturday morning, I took a drive out that way to make a portrait of the herd of chairs.

Highway 114
Hockley County, Texas
photographed 5.9.2015

Chair Jail


I am not sure what these chairs did, but it must have been pretty bad for them to be incarcerated. Look at them, pressed against the bars of the chair jail, in their prison uniforms, dreaming of life on the outside.

Or, maybe they are plotting an escape.

I didn’t stick around to see…..

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 3.29.2013

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