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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.”


“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


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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