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Everything is an illusion

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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

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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

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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

(I am gone for a while, and will not be responding to comments right away. But make some anyway, if you feel inclined, and I’ll get back to you – it just won’t be right away.)

I only report what I see

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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.

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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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