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Toward the end, things were falling apart

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This place is falling down, from the ground up.

And, to be honest, it’s also falling down from the roof down.

Young County, Texas
photographed 5.9.2016

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Another view of this church, taken on the same day, over a year and a half ago.

I just went by this place at Christmas, and it looked about the same. Maybe a few more shingles have blown away, and perhaps the building’s succumbed to gravity just a tiny bit more. But, mostly – the same.

Only this happened, and it’s not the first time: scenes that I’ve photographed always seem much smaller when I see them again. What’s with that? Also this: I shoot in color and convert to monochrome. But once I’ve converted a photo, I have very little (or no) memory of what the colors used to be.

(My mind: it’s scary in here.)

Young County, Texas
photographed 5.27.2012

June 1

Along Highway 114 two abandoned churches face each other across an overgrown field. This is the older of the buildings; neither of them have any identifying signs.

Young County, Texas

photographed 5.27.2012

March 31

Altar flowers and a bug: through the window of the church.

Murray Methodist Church
Murray, Texas

photographed 3.24.2012

March 30

A rather Sphinx-like lamb atop a baby’s gravestone.

Tyra Cemetery
Young County, Texas

photographed 3.24.2012

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