Category Archives: Main Street USA

A Bit Of Art Deco

I love the designs of this old store. A pretty good Art Deco design. Especially considering it’s in a true small ‘Main Street USA’.

A Bit Of Art Deco
A Bit Of Art Deco
A Bit Of Art Deco
A Bit Of Art Deco

It’s an old, and long time closed, small town department store. The type that served rural middle America in the 1940’s – 1960’s.

A Bit Of Art Deco
A Bit Of Art Deco

Sooner or later it will be torn down. That’s a shame since it’s rare to find a building with character now.

A Bit Of Art Deco
A Bit Of Art Deco

On the other end of this ‘Main Street’ a second smaller version, by the same store, is still standing.

Every once in a while we pass through here, I try to stop for a few more images. Some time I’ll look and find an empty spot.

Walterboro, South Carolina.

 

 

Bedon-Lucas High House

Built around the 1820’s this is an example of a Lowcountry ‘High House’. There are not many left around here.

Bedon-Lucas High House
Bedon-Lucas High House

The idea is simple, all through the Lowcountry it is wet and damp. As a planters house the owners knew the value of getting above the ground. In the early 1800’s this would have been a significant expense.

Bedon-Lucas High House
Bedon-Lucas High House

The home has been complete renovated and is now a historic site in Walterboro, South Carolina. The town is just outside Charleston and a place we like to explore on a quiet Sunday morning.

Antiques

Every old town still trying to hang on has the ‘antique’ shops along Main Street. Some shops do have a few antiques, but for the most part they sell ‘stuff’. Anything that someone might buy.

Antiques
Antiques

The real treasures are the shops and buildings themselves. All are way past their prime but just exude character.

I think shooting  here makes a photographer work hard for a decent image. It’s too easy to point and click.

But B&W shots here let us push the pure blacks, bright whites, and use shading to accent what we think is important in the shot.

Antiques
Antiques

Without ‘artsy’ talk… it lets me play with the end result, and use gear general left in the bag.