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Beyond Its Time

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 20 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

As we've already seen - not everything in Loleta is thriving -

This image is from my 'Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time' file. What kind of business this was is a mystery. It looks as though it may have been an auto repair garage - but why would you bring in this big trailer - taking up so much space? There is a door on the right side of the trailer that reads, 'Employees Only'. My guess is that there hasn't been an employee through that door in a long, long time.

We are on Eel River Drive - the main road along the base of the hill that defines Loleta. We are about to go for a small drive into the countryside. Buckle your seat belt...

[notebook]: This week sees me out-of-town again, so please understand if my attention here at AM3 is a bit spotty. Have a great week everybody...

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chrissy from London, United Kingdom

wouldnt like to live next door to this!
chrissy

20 Oct 2008 7:04am

Marcie from United States

Sad to see neighborhoods like this. Love your point-of-view..and especially the pond's reflections.

20 Oct 2008 11:56am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Better days there are long gone. A good look at a side of life most of us don't have to deal with on a daily basis.

20 Oct 2008 2:00pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I know...they made posters there, it looks like a place that would make posters, I don't why. lol I love this photo, enjoy your week, bring back more interesting photos :)

20 Oct 2008 2:07pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Good image,I like the reflection in the muddy puddle.

20 Oct 2008 2:40pm

Thomas Griffioen from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Great photo Stephen, I love the reflection in the foreground.

20 Oct 2008 2:43pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A desolation shot… Nice report shot.

20 Oct 2008 3:25pm

gbe from kansas city, United States

yes, but good idea for a photo...

20 Oct 2008 5:04pm

Zygène from France

Une photo étonnante et bien photogénique.

20 Oct 2008 5:16pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

I like the composition. The reflection on the ground talks about the good old times

20 Oct 2008 8:22pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

How strange that it's just left to rot away. But, it a great view of the decay there. I like the eyecatcher far right, nice splash of color.

21 Oct 2008 1:30am

kerfendal from Paris, France

great catch with a real atmosphere

21 Oct 2008 3:38am

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

a beautiful image Stephen!! i love the different squarish and rectangular shapes and the faded colors! that puddle in the foreground is just off the hook! ;) just marvelous!!

21 Oct 2008 6:36am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Yes, it is...I must say. Interesting find though and I would have taken a pic too:-)

21 Oct 2008 4:35pm

@sherri: I can see Evie up under the lamp.