Long View: Stevenson, Alabama: June 18, 2012
A view down the sidewalk of the downtown Stevenson. When I was a kid, mid-late 70’s, it was full & busy. Now, most of the buildings are empty, or seem that way. Some of them look like they have something in them, but not a shop or anything open to the public. The first shop there is one of those. Something is in there, but I don’t know what. Next to that is a computer repair shop. It used to be a photography studio until the owner died. That’s where I had my senior pictures taken. Next to that, where the Pepsi sign & washing machine are is a thrift store. Up until some time in the 90’s it was a drug store with an ice cream counter in it. I loved that place (for the ice cream, not the drugs). My favorite flavor was butter pecan. Later I came to appreciate orange sherbet, especially in a float with Sprite. mmmmm. In the summer when we lived near town, I used to roller skate there, get some ice cream, & sit in the gazebo across the street to eat it.
Taken with my Canon & edited to fix the lighting & color a bit.