Post date / 2016
- Vicksburg Hospital 2/8
As always, when a building is pressed into a different service than the one it was designed for, strange, clumisily built additions start to appear.
- Vicksburg Hospital 3/8
Even in its latter days, it still had some style. Look at the cornices over the windows.
- Vicksburg Hospital 4/8
At one point it was converted into apartments. People used to live here.
- Vicksburg Hospital 1/8
At one point this was a solid, glorious building, but it fell into neglect after the new hospital building was built. People lose interest in their old toy after they get a new one.
- Vicksburg Hospital 6/8
I always love finding architectural details like this on old buildings. This one looks like it's weeping. Perhaps it knew what was to come.
- Vicksburg Hospital 5/8
This view reminds me of something out of an old west ghost town.
- Vicksburg Hospital 7/8
The rear entrance. Who knows what happiness or desperation passed through these doors over the years?
- Vicksburg Hospital 8/8
Look at the corbels over the windows, at the detailing on the soffits. We don't bother to build things this way anymore in a small town. Everything is utilitarian—and plastic.
- Sunset #1
Here it is—your standard sunset shot. Unfortunately, a power line got in the way. It is almost impossible to get a decent shot like this in the country today without trampling through somebody's field.
- Sunset #2
Again, another standard sunset shot, this time in town. This was approximately half an hour after the earlier shot, which lent some beautiful golden hues.
- Sunset #3
As I was wandering behind the softball field, the back of this scoreboard kept catching my eye, because the sun would sometimes reflect off the back of it, depending on the angle between me and scoreboard. Such moments are fleeting, and you have to move quickly. This shot might have been better if I had been standing on top of a ten-foot ladder.
- Sunset #4
This is the shot. It's not your standard sunset shot. I am not a sports photographer by any means, but the addition of the goal post, which both lends a human element and draws us into the picture (it also draws our eyes upward), makes this an effective photograph.
- The old showroom
The old showroom, with offices above. Both are now empty.
- The service area
The entrance to the service area. The old key dropoff box is still there.
- Behind the showroom
The evening sun peeks around the front corner of the showroom.
- Inside the showroom
The old showroom, shadows and reflections
- The old door
The sun peeks from one entrance to the showroom to the other.
- there is no power here…
The evening sun reflects off an electrical meter on the side of an outbuilding behind the service bay.
- this beginning is the end…
Rust on the wall of the outbuilding behind the service bay.
- Break Time
A forgotten basketball hoop on the end of the outbuilding.