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Opposite of fine dining

I’ve worked at my current job for a decade; in that time, the restaurant around the corner has been out of business more than it’s been open. One of its most recent tries was a buffet place where you had to pay at the front door, before you’d even seen the food. And, not surprisingly, the food was awful. But at least it was all-you-can-eat.

Levelland, Texas
photographed 7.5.2019

It seems questionable

Yes, I know that is says “drive-up window” but I find that proclamation to be questionable, at best. For one thing, the place is vacant. And for another, there’s that wooden box blocking access to the windows.

But other than that…

Levelland, Texas
photographed 7.5.2019

Shelter Tree

Here’s a tree, by a lake, on a summer day. In the winter the lake is covered with Canada geese, who winter (for some reason?) in Levelland.

Levelland, Texas
photographed 7.5.2019

Fish out of water, in a manner of speaking

I’m an urban planner by profession, so land use patterns interest me. This city block has a cotton gin and a church on it, which is…well, I’m not sure what it is. Uncommon, at least.

And, then, on the vacant part of the block are all these boats. Is someone over at the church anticipating Biblical-level floods? Are we thinking rising sea levels will impact us here, at our High Plains elevation of 3,500 feet? Is it an art installation? Is it some kind of housing program for homeless boaters? What the hell is happening here?

Levelland, Texas
photographed 7.5.2019

Barrier

You can’t even imagine how much I’d like to get inside this place to look around and take a few* photos. That barbed wire, though…

Levelland, Texas
photographed 11.21.2018

*Not a few. A LOT more than a few.

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