An Unusual Ghost Town
Back Street, Bartow, Jefferson County, Georgia. In times of segregation the row of dilapidated buildings were the ‘black shops’, including a couple of eateries (where 25 cents would buy a sweet tea, piece of fried fish and corn bread), a court/justice house, a jail, a dry goods store and a metal workers shop.
In and Around Dublin
When Cid moved to Dublin, GA in 1996 it opened up so many new and fascinating road trippin’ opportunities. This particular mini-safari was to view and shoot some of her favourite places in and around Dublin.
The mall consists of 10,000 square feet of display area with 50 vendors. It is a gathering place for locals and visitors who share an interest in antiques, collectibles as well as hobby and craft items.
For us, it’s a photographers paradise! Cid’s shot to the left made this dusty, crumbling relic of a piano (discovered in a back room) shine again … now that is a true treasure!
Check out the gallery below for other treasures that caught our attention that day.
Highways and Byways
Besides our love of shooting scenery on the road, we share a fascination for photographing abandoned buildings …
Want to discover a unique view on the history of a community? Walk it’s cemetery. These shots were taken in the Memory Hill Cemetery in Milledgeville, GA. Slave graves were confined to a distant corner, marked only by an iron bracket from which these chain links were hung, no name or date of birth or death. One chain link means the person buried here was born into slavery; two links, they were born and worked as a slave, and three means they were born, worked and died a slave.
- The Dark Side of Cotton by Mary E. McIntyre. Mary joined us on this photo safari.
- Wordless Wednesday :: 24 April 2013 by Cheryl Andrews. The comments on this post say it all.