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Someone Waits


I don’t have the slightest recollection of a person standing outside the window when I made this image, and am not sure I believe there was, despite strong photographic evidence to the contrary.

Alpine, Texas
photographed 8.16.2013

Plywood, weeds, and peeling paint


Here’s another shot of the endangered train depot in Snyder.

Had this been an old book, rather than an old building, that peeled part would be called foxing*. I don’t know what it’s properly called on a building.

Snyder, Texas
photographed 7.10.2013

*A condition issue affecting old books, prints and ephemera consisting of brown spotting caused by exposure to excessive humidity, extreme temperatures and/or the aging of inks originally used in processing

The depot was boarded up, and the train didn’t stop


A couple of years ago, Preservation Texas named this train depot as one of the 100 most endangered buildings in the state. There was a flurry of interest which appears to have died down.

As I took this photo, the north-bound train hurried past.

Snyder, Texas
photographed 7.29.2013

June 20

Door at the train depot.

Melrose, New Mexico

photographed 8.7.2011

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