3.23.2011

Never put off til tomorrow....

When we first moved out here, J and I drove past this tiny, dilapidated building by the side of the road and said to ourselves, "What a great backdrop for pictures."


 It was so rich with texture: the peeling paint, the crumbling bricks, the broken windows....


We must have driven by it at least a hundred times in the last 6 years, always with the thought that we should really take advantage of such a great natural setting.


Fortunately, at the end of a long day in January, J stopped on a whim and snapped a few shots as the Little Miss C and E ran around and explored.


Just in the nick of time! The very next week, the entire place was boarded up and fenced off. Not only was it inaccessible, but the look was completely ruined! It's probably going to be torn down and replaced with some fast-food monstrosity. 




Thanks to J's impeccable timing, we won't be kicking ourselves over the lost opportunity for the next 6 years. *whew* Close one!

5 comments:

hAha said...

ugh. i know how that one goes. there was this old skool cafe sign on the way from provo to lehi...GONE, before i ever got my picture. lamesauce. totally. cool pix, j.

JeanetteH said...

I always wanted to get a picture of the diving lady motel sign on Main Street in Mesa. It was so amazingly kitschy. But it was destroyed a few months ago during a storm. *sigh*

The Wingnut's said...

Beautiful pictures! Thank goodness you stopped. I love last minute moments.

merelyLooking said...

Very awesome pictures; totally going to steal them.

Apis Melliflora said...

Whew is right. The light and texture and old fashioned quality of those pictures are all so wonderful.

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