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Saturday, September 17, 2011

HISTORIC ALLEYWAY


Chaotic materials clash with use, time, and mother nature, assembling industrial beauty in this old alleyway in historic Lancaster, Kentucky.

16 comments:

  1. Awesome photo! It tells a million stories just by looking at it. Thanks for sharing...Darcy

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  2. Darcy -- Thanks Darcy for the nice comment. I do believe you are right -- that this alleyway is full of many stories -- barbara

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  3. Birdman -- Another time yet still with us -- thanks -- barbara

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  4. Barbara, you have a good eye for a great picture. Are you familiar with the work of Edward Burtynsky? You might like it.

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  5. Hello Barbara:
    Scenes such as this appeal to us enormously for the way in which they combine the past with the present and, in so doing, emphasise the transitory nature of all things.

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  6. Nice shot of the type of place I loved as a kid. Like me, things have grown older and rustier.

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  7. Such history here in this alley. Love seeing shots like this. So much to think about.

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  8. Sheri -- Thanks for the nice words. I was not familiar with Edward Burtynsky but now I am thanks to you. His work is amazing. I looked through quite a few of his photos and will be back -- now there is a man with an eye!

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  9. Farmchick -- Lots of stories played out in this alleyway. Thanks -- barbara

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  10. Dianne -- you have such a sense of humor. I guess kids would love to hang out in alleyways like this -- lots of stuff to investigate -- thanks -- barbara

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  11. Jane and Lance -- Thank you for the nice comment. Each alleyway I see seems unique in its arrangement. Vintage ones provide the greatest diversity in materials. -- barbara

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  12. Tess -- sure do from your interesting posts -- barbara

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  13. I love alleys. We have a little alley in Ripley that we take shortcuts through all the time. It's tiny, vehicles can't go through it.

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  14. Janet -- When you mention your town on one of your posts I always think of a unique piece of Americana still within our midst.I find your ways, recipes belonging to relative, and collections so interesting. -- barbara

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