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land of lincoln (he was everywhere)

It makes me happy to know that good ol’ Abe is still there, keeping watch on things as varied as a Thai restaurant, cracked sidewalks, and planters that are decorated with vintage advertisements. In this part of the country, Abe never rests – you can spot him nearly anywhere, keeping an eye on things.

Carlinville, Illinois
photographed 7.3.2022

pig-hip

I am so happy that the Pig-Hip Restaurant has been around for over 50 years. That truly is quite an accomplishment, isn’t it?

And also, “pig-hip”?

Broadwell, Illinois
photographed 7.2.2022

queen

The Virden town square was busy, full of preparations for the upcoming Fourth of July festivities, including the Miss Virden Queen Pageant. Sadly, I was not able to stay to watch the pageant. Maybe I’ll go back next year, now that I know about it, and stick around for the fun.

Virden, Illinois
photographed 7.2.2022

that upstairs window

Let’s see…what have we got here?

A old house that may or not be occupied. A few boarded up windows, a porch, a pair of bay windows, that mansard roof, dormers, and a creepy damn doll in the window.

Virden, Illinois
photographed 7.2.2022

vegetables in the home

Sunday mornings around the square are pretty quiet. I assumed that most of the townspeople were home making sure their gardens were well-kept, as directed by the sign on the planter.

(Note: none of the plants in that planter were vegetables. In case you were wondering.)

Carlinville, Illinois
photographed 7.3.2022

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