Archive for the ‘Old Houses’ Category

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I am here to tell you that this snap of brutal cold has sucked the creative life right out of my soul. I think about loading up my camera and heading out for some cool steam or snow or shadow shots…and instead, I reach for another chunk of bread.  I invested in two months of a personal trainer at my gym and am now wondering if maybe the trainer can come over and quilt with me or bake brownies, because I have entered into fully locked down siege-mode.

A brief warming spell is forecast for the next 2 days and then it is a re-plunge into Weather Hell. I plan to make use of those balmy 30-ish temps to get out of doors and take some pictures.

And I need more bread flour.

My supplies are running low.

Far from the beaches, traffic and ice cream-slurping tourists, a peek at the interior of Door County.

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Three of the buildings located in the same odd little settlement as Sunday’s window post.

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A nice Marquette County blend of house reds.

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Marquette, Michigan. A small building suffering from benign neglect, tucked into a shabby little lot and surrounded by a tangle of weeds.

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An “Iron ore pocket dock?” Is this related to the Popeil Pocket Fisherman?

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I am just amazed that there is no apparent upkeep or care for this exquisite little building.

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On the backside of Main street, downtown Negaunee. Same block as the Wabi Sabi Wonderland Architectural Salvage Shop and Rust Emporium.

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In Negaunee.

I should have been patient and set the scene for these pieces with some street and building shots, but I started to play with a few close-ups and the next thing I knew…

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So, I’ll show you the street next time. This was the rear yard of a resale shop connected with the community theatre. Had I worked for days, I couldn’t have set up finer groupings.  Treasures. Everywhere you looked: treasures.

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What’s this?

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If I remember correctly, part of an old street lamp.

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Lastly, a close-up of the guys from the larger picture above. I swear they are in a pub and singing. Singing what, you ask? 

One, two and three Jolly Coachmen, sat in an English Tavern. And they decided, and they decided, and they decided…to have another flagon!”