rural nostalgia

This is a discussion on rural nostalgia within the Landscape & Flower Photography forums, part of the PHOTO GALLERIES category; i'm not exactly sure what this was in days past. my son however thinks it might have been a gas station, but with the lack ...


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    i'm not exactly sure what this was in days past.
    my son however thinks it might have been a gas station, but with the lack of a pump, i don't agree.
    however, i can visualize a small 'mom and pop' type store that serviced those traveling on the side of the road.

    whatever it was, there's much to be said about what it has become.


    late evening... (about 9pm)
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    Great catch!
    I like the tones you have used on this; very appropriate to the subject, and region
    I like the foreground, as well as the subject.


    Is there a railroad track near this?
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    Great catch!
    I like the tones you have used on this; very appropriate to the subject, and region
    I like the foreground, as well as the subject.


    Is there a railroad track near this?

    thank you!
    places like this are so enjoyable and i can get lost among the country back roads for HOURS.
    any season, any time of day...
    just driving... finding... and exploring.
    i haven't done it in a while due to work and making images of children.
    but soon... i'll go and find some new stuff.

    and yes! there is a railroad track... i think cprail uses the track that's about .25 mile away.

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    It's just a guess, but the style of the smaller house looks like what we call a "track house" -- (not "tract"). They were virtually mass-produced living quarters made for workers building railroads. They were usually picked up and moved on flatcars, from one building site to the next, and just abandoned when they no longer served a purpose.

    This picture has such a 1930's feeling about it ... like the Depression came, and never left. I love it!
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    Ooh! And I just noticed it: that is the END of the powerline. It just stops there.
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    I love the tones you used on this! Great capture!
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    It does have that nostalgic feel to it...good find!
    Looks like it had a billboard at one time too...
    "Why Not" Minot! Was there in the mid 70's...it's been awhile...
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