Killing time in small town Alabama

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No Rush: Scottsboro, Alabama: June 10, 2014


No Rush


Mannequins: Scottsboro, Alabama: June 21, 2010

A couple of mannequin display busts in a thrift store.Mannequins

I didn’t make a note about where this was, but I’m sure it was Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro (they have Hoggle!).  I thought this pic was interesting, even if I guess it is a bit of a departure from most of my small town & nature pics.  Side note, I grew up watching Star Trek with my dad & can remember so clearly my excitement when the first Star Trek movie was coming on television.  These remind me of the bald lady in that movie, Ilia, especially the one in the back.  The front one looks disdainful.  I’m pretty sure she thinks she’s better than me.

Taken with my Canon & edited slightly for lighting & warmth.

Door to Nowhere: Stevenson, Alabama: June 18, 2012

An old, white wooden door broken at the bottom in a red brick wall with an electric box nearby.Door to Nowhere

Another picture downtown.  Not much to say about it other than the door goes into a burned out building.  It’s on the side of the building I published Monday.

Taken with my Canon & edited for light & color.

Long View: Stevenson, Alabama: June 18, 2012

View down the sidewalk of downtown Stevenson, Alabama.Long View

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.

Backside of the Street: Stevenson, Alabama: June 18, 2012

Backside of the some burned out, overgrown buildings in downtown Stevenson, Alabama.Backside of the Street

I’ve been doing a lot of nature & park pics lately, so I decided to do all pics around town this week.

This is the backside of a building downtown.  You can see it’s been burned out & let go.  I had walked through back there before but never paid any attention to it.  I knew there were apartments above the shops with steps from the sidewalk, but had never seen the back staircases.  I kind of wanted to go up there, but the stairway was rather narrow, plus the whole burned out, let go, & overgrown thing scared me.

It was taken with my Canon & I edited a little fixing the lighting & warming up the color.

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: Stevenson, Alabama: June 2, 2012

My cat snuggled up sleeping beside the laptop.If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em

The laptop can be tough to compete with for attention sometimes, but it sure makes a nice warm spot for a nap.  This was taken with my cell phone.  It can be hard to get pics of him sleeping because he gets annoyed having his picture taken & he seems to psychically know when it’s about to happen.

Shop Rite Windows II: Stevenson, Alabama: June 6, 2012

More painted windows at Shop Rite, the local grocery store.  I think it's just some barns.Shop Rite Windows II

More painted windows at Shop Rite.

Shop Rite Windows I: Stevenson, Alabama: June 6, 2012

The Stevenson Depot Museum & The North Jackson Chiefs with chief head mascot painted on the windows of the local Shop Rite grocery store.Shop Rite Windows I

Paintings on the windows of the local grocery store.

Something New Broke This Time: Stevenson, Alabama: June 8, 2012

an old blue tractor parked in a hay field.Something New Broke This Time

Another day, another something broke on the tractor.  I can’t remember if this time it was the battery, the starter, a tire, or what.