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Everything is an illusion


Here’s a little different view of the movie set church from a couple of years ago.

near Lajitas, Texas
photographed 1.20.2013

Behind the Marker


Not only do I like to look behind things, I get a strange satisfaction in seeing the details of assembly. In this case, I was drawn to those twisted wires, in different colors, with those strange leggy ends poking in different directions.

in the cemetery
Lajitas, Texas
photographed 1.20.2013

(not a) church


Down along the river (which hard to think of as an international border, even though it is), there’s a movie set.

So, at best, this is just a fake church….

near Lajitas, Texas
photographed 1.20.2013

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I only report what I see


This is the biggest understatement I’ve ever read about this particular stretch of highway, known as the River Road: Nobody gets on FM-170 by mistake.

But if you do find yourself on this highway, with its mighty views of mountains along the Texas-Mexico frontier, you might see an old movie set or a ghost town or an cemetery or two.

And, you can also see this teepee-themed rest area.

River Road (FM 170)
near Lajitas, Texas
photographed 1.19.2013

UPDATE: December 2
In response to a request to see the rest of the teepees:

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See it. But don’t believe it.


Another view of a movie set in the wilds of West Texas that I featured earlier this year.

As with the previously-featured building, this one was disconcerting: the exterior looked old, with the hitching post out front and that porch roof made of branches*. But on the inside, modern-day plywood was visible…

near Lajitas, Texas
photographed 1.20.2013

*Correctly called latillas, which I could pretend I knew all along, but which actually I only just now looked up. We strive for honesty here at One Day | One Image. Unless an exaggeration** or cheap joke seems more appropriate.

** Actual comment, from my spouse to me, said without irony: You always exaggerate.

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