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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Kool Classic Cars

I don't know much about cars-  fill up the gas tank and drive them- that's about it.  Cars were just not part of my childhood culture.  But I do admire the classic cars.  I love the body details and dynamic shapes.  And while my Scion Xb may not be on par with Thunderbirds, but it does have a kick ass stereo.  

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Yummy Yam Day 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Speedway to NoWhere- Joplin , Mo.

Outside Jolin is the abandoned Rt. 66 Speedway.  At its peak, racers from across the country competed against local drivers on a dusty track.  The dirt track has long been defeated by waist high shrubs and weeds.  All the buildings have been vandalized- furniture smashed, windows shattered, and many items stolen.  Time has all but run out on this impressive landmark. 

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Hey hey Hay!

Found rolls of hay on the farm.  Made some interesting patterns. 

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Cowboys and Cowgirls- Maple Leaf Parade

An amazing day at the annual Maple Leaf Parade-  Carthage, Mo.  I have talked to some really interesting people at this parade over the years.  My fav. was the kid on the horse who posed with pride.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Spirit of St Louis- Killing a Community (the pictures)

It's not hard to find-  just head north on the Rock Road and travel east till you find yourself driving in what looks like a lovely  park.  Beautiful old  trees and lots of green space. Except this "park" was recently home to over 3000 homes-  which have been destroyed to build a runway.

The "park's" numerous streets are blocked with barriers.  Not quite sure why.  On this day, a beautiful Fall afternoon, there was not a soul in sight. I never felt comfortable while I was there.  Over the years of photographing abandoned buildings, I've felt this feeling a few times. This is a sad place.

 Nature was slowly reclaiming what was once hers.  The concrete was crumbling and weeds were sprouting and spreading. I was most struck by the dead shrubs and ornamental trees-  planted by long gone owners.  These plants were unprepared to live without their owners care- the watering and special care the hardy native trees do not need.

 Naturally, I got lost. There are lots of confusing side streets and  all the sign posts had been removed.  It was then I noticed that at each block, someone had written the street names on the ground  with bright spray paint.  I'd like to think it was a former resident-  but it was probably a city employee.

And of course, the planes continued to scream overhead.

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