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Football was on her mind

Multitasking was the deal that night. I stopped at the bar at the Holland Hotel, where I was able to get a window table. While I enjoyed a drink and dinner, I made a series of images of pedestrians. Yes! Three things at once.

But, as you could have predicted, doing all that stuff at once is a guarantee that at least one of them is probably not going to be all that successful. And this is the only pedestrian photo I liked. But I like it at a lot because of the way the TV’s reflection landed on the woman’s head.

Alpine, Texas
photographed 11.3.2017

Art and the sofa

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This is in my favorite hotel room (that’s not odd, is it, to have a favorite hotel room?). And I can’t wait to get back down there…

Alpine, Texas
photographed 8.16.2013

PS – One of my regular commenters wondered what this looked like in color, so here you go (even though it’s still more or less monochrome:

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The leaving

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Someone was checking out; this is the kind of place where she could leave her clothes on the cart while she went back upstairs for the rest of her stuff.

Holland Hotel
Alpine, Texas
photographed 7.22.2016

Lobby, Holland Hotel

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I had to wait a few minutes for the desk clerk to return and give me the key to my room. Naturally, I filled up the time without any problem…

Holland Hotel
Alpine, Texas
photographed 7.22.2016

Night Light

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The thing about nighttime in this part of Texas is that even in the middle of the summer, it cools off enough that it’s a shame to be inside. A hotel room with a balcony is the perfect place to watch mostly nothing happen in the street below, enjoy the night air, and take a few photographs.

Holland Hotel
Alpine, Texas
photographed 8.18.2013

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