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I don’t know. Sometimes when I travel around my part of Texas it starts to get easy to believe that it’s all going to crap. These little towns, with their declining population and shaky economies, just look sadder every time I see them. Businesses go way leaving their now-useless husks behind. Yet out on the edge of town, dollar stores are sprouting up like weeds.

But on the other hand, if they were all precious little towns with wineries and boutiques and quaint overnight accommodations, I wouldn’t really have anything to photograph.

All of that is a sort of long way to get around to this photo of what used to be the Sky-Vue Drive-in Theater. It opened in 1948 with a capacity for 583 cars and seating for 320 walk-in patrons and remained in business until a fire destroyed the concession stand in November 2015.

Lamesa, Texas
photographed 5.2.2021

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