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Street Rhythm

A side street in downtown Bryan seems plain, but if you look at it long enough the subtle complexities start to show up. Like the rhythm of the parking-space lines. The pair of downspouts bracketing the door. The paired up bench and trash can. The street light’s shadow. A bit of graffiti. A wavy bit of wire hanging from the wall. The line that crosses the street and heads straight to the door.

And so on.

Bryan, Texas
photographed 11.24.2017

Texas-sized Hats

This shop in downtown Brayn, Texas, had a very interesting mix of products. Women’s clothes, at price points ranging from $32 to $495. Spice rubs with silly names like “Chicken Shit” and “Good Shit” (Because those kinds of jokes never get old. Apparently.) Embroidered pillows with Bible verses. Handbags. Boots.

And an entire case of these Texas-sized hats.

Bryan, Texas
photographed 11.24.2017

PS – Those hats haven’t been creased yet, which is why they may not look like you’d expect a cowboy hat to look. Here’s everything you need to know about different hat creases. Because we knew you were wondering.

The Placid Space

When we were leaving this church, a man from down the road drove up on his riding lawnmower to see if we were the people who were supposed to come give an estimate on repainting the place. (It needed it.)

Then we had a chat, because it’s Texas and we’re friendly and all that stuff. He said he and his wife had traveled to Russia and China and Europe. It made our day’s journey from College Station to Lubbock seem mundane. But I bet in all his travels he never saw a church quite as lovely as the one right there, flooded with sunlight, with muffled road noises and racks of worn hymnals and a bug on the Bible.

Maysfield Presbyterian Church
Maysfield, Texas
photographed 11.25.2017

…of Saint John the Divine, and a bug

This scene reminded me of something I photographed on my 2015 trip to Nova Scotia.

Only this time, there was a bug crawling up the pages of the Bible.

Maysfield Presbyterian Church
Maysfield, Texas
photographed 11.25.2017

Outside the hallowed walls

I like stained glass windows. I like them a lot.

But this was nice, too, the way regular life was still visible through to church’s clear glass windows.

Maysfield Presbyterian Church
Maysfield, Texas
photographed 11.25.2017

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