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Someone Waits

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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

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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

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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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