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I found an informal communication system inside this abandoned building. I also found some nice light slanting through the room.

Fort Stockton, Texas
photographed 12.25.2018

“It was never as photogenic as it is now.”

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“It was never as photogenic as it is now.”

That’s what one of my regular commentors said about one of my blog posts recently. I took to that phrase right away: it seems to sum up a great deal of my work, and my own ideas about what is or isn’t photogenic. There are few things that I like to photograph more than old places like this, once grand, maybe, but now forgotten and giving in to gravity.

I don’t know for sure what this place used to be, but my guess is that it was once a hotel. (If my research department wants to look into this a little bit, I will offer this: it is on the corner of West 13th Street and North Nelson Street.)

Fort Stockton, Texas
photographed 3.19.12

Nice place; needs work

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Unfortunately, houses in this state of disrepair are not an uncommon sight in West Texas. At some point, it’s just cheaper, I guess, to abandon the old place and move into a mobile home.

near Fort Stockton, Texas

photographed 1.21.2013

July 3

Detail of this building, which may still be for sale.

Fort Stockton, Texas

photographed 3.19.2012

March 24

Sure, it may need a little work. But it is for sale, to the person looking for a good opportunity…..

Fort Stockton, Texas

photographed 3.19.2012

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