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The East-West Divide

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Graffiti artists have marked the east-west divide on a wall that runs north and south. That seems confusing.

(Recognize that trash container? Yes, you do.)

Plainview, Texas
photographed 2.12.2016

Miguel & Angelica

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I just added a new rule to my other one – always look around back. The new rule is take the other route into town.

I’ve been to Plainview a lot of times. And I always go into town the very same way. The other day, I took a different exit (there aren’t that many to choose from) off the highway, which put me within eyesight of what used to be a big grocery store. It looked nicely abandoned, so of course I had to check it out.

And (around back, of course!) I noticed that Miguel and Angelica had proclaimed their love on a trash container. As one does.

Plainview, Texas
photographed 2.12.2016

A Musical Variety

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This place just has it all. If by “all,” you mean a couple of kinds of music and a lot of very tight dresses.

Plainview, Texas
photographed 12.25.2015

Just a touch of red

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This is as Christmas-y as we get here at One Day | One Image: a little bit of red in an otherwise black and white scene. I’m pretty sentimental, as you can tell.

Plainview, Texas
photographed 12.10.2013

Booth. Table. Chairs.

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I had a meeting in Plainview, Texas, the other morning and I took advantage of being there to take a few photos before I left. Plainview’s only about 45 miles from Lubbock, but for some reason I never think to drive up there and look around.

I’d been missing a lot.

For one thing, there was this place.

And then I saw this scene. That upside-down chair is what caught my eye. But aside from that, there is sort of a lot going on here. There’s a pumpkin, a small trampoline, a stack of tires, a bell, some damaged pegboard. And that plywood: I am thinking of switching my loyalties from corrugated metal to painted-and-faded plywood. I love the way the faded paint shows the grain of the wood.

Plainview, Texas
photographed 12.10.2013

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