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X-ray vision

I first photographed this building back in 2013, and I posted shots of a very messy room and of an abandoned refrigerator. But I didn’t go inside.

Now, though, I’m bolder than I was five years ago, and on a return visit to Colorado City I just walked right on in. And found this treasure in a back room.

Colorado City, Texas
photographed 3.16.2018


Well, sure, the sign SAYS “reclaim” but my feeling is that the place may be past that option.

The Baker Hotel (vacant)
Colorado City, Texas
photographed 2.23.2018

Indoor plants


It’s just never a good sign when weeds are growing up through cracks in the concrete floor on the INSIDE of a building.

The back of this building is completely gone, and the front may as well be. But there’s a metal structure covering (what’s left of) the building. Someone thinks it’s worth saving, and I wish them all the luck. In the meantime, though, those weeds just keep on sprouting.

Colorado City, Texas
photographed 3.13.2013

Not at all helpful, 2


Continuing with the theme from yesterday, here’s another sign that is not especially useful. But at least it’s lit at night.

Wait – actually, it’s NOT lit at night: that light’s too low to help the sign out. Disregard.

Here’s a pair of signs that are just as helpful, over on the blog Objects Gross & the Unseen Soul.

Colorado City, Texas
photographed 3.13.2013

I’m guessing the reclamation isn’t complete


The other side of this building, which has that nice banner announcing Reclaim Colorado City. Good that the city’s started the effort, but there’s still a ways to go.

But, to be slightly selfish for a minute, I don’t mind the disrepair one bit: it makes for much more interesting photographs.

Colorado City, Texas
photographed 3.13.2013

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