The old Tazewell Schoolhouse

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Marketa Losmanova on April 9, 2009

Lovely picture, peaceful place.

MaryAlice on April 9, 2009

Thank you so much, Marketa! I'm so happy that you enjoyed it.

It was a very peaceful place, and though it was rather cool this particular afternoon, the warm sun made the porch feel just perfect.

Thank you for stopping by.

Best regards,

Mary Alice

Nick Weall on April 9, 2009

Nice shot Mary Alice, I think the chair should have been a rocking chair though :)) So as someone could gently rock and enjoy the sun and peacefulness.

ciao nick

MaryAlice on April 9, 2009

I agree with you completely, Nick, and I would have been delighted to trade the small chair out for a rocker, but the place was locked up tight. I had to make due with what was there. =)

It's hard to tell from the shot, but this was a very tiny chair. For a child, no doubt.

The way it was feeling up there, I was thinking how swell a hammock would have been. =)

Warmest regards to you,

Mary Alice

Nick Weall on April 9, 2009

Oh yes I should have noticed that really Mary Alice and yes a hammock might have been better still ~ but with a long cool glass of something alcholic would have completed the scene perhaps too.

Oh and maybe a couple of banjo players duelling it out :)

All the very very best to you Mary Alice ~ ciao nick

MaryAlice on April 9, 2009

How about a fresh-cut chilled watermelon? =) Ahhhhhhhhhh!

I'm afraid that the dueling banjo players might have to go though. They are disturbing the peace! ;)

2:00AM is here. I must go to bed.

It's been such a pleasure talking with you, dearest Nick!

Warmest regards,

Mary Alice

♥♥TRIKER12 on April 10, 2009

Oooooh! that diagonal does wonders for me, I love diagonals!

Patterns are wonderful too, but you what is really touching me?......that grey is the same as my kitchen! LOOK you see?


♥♥TRIKER12 on April 10, 2009

Now if that is not Photographic telepathy I don't know what is!

Thanks M.A you got me on the hook, and I don't wanna get orf!


Agios Fonasontas on April 10, 2009

Great picture! It looks almost like a painting of Edward Hopper!

MaryAlice on April 10, 2009

I'm so glad that you enjoyed this one, Mike, and thank you for noting the similarities in this and your delightful little kitchen! I enjoyed seeing that. Photographic telepathy is always so much fun! Thanks for your visit, and enjoy your day. =)

Greetings, Agios, and thank you very much for such kind words. Comparing this to an Edward Hopper painting is a very big honor to me. I love his work! You're right in seeing that he did choose subjects similar to this one, conveying loneliness and emptiness amongst American scenes.

I thank you again for such a lovely comparison.

Happy Easter to you both,

Mary Alice

Slawek Niedlich on April 10, 2009

Good work! I like it!!

MaryAlice on April 10, 2009

Thank you very much, Slawekniedlish! I appreciate your kind words very much.

Best wishes to you,

Mary Alice

©junebug on April 10, 2009

What a lovely peaceful scenery, Mary Alice! I love the old abandoned buildings. They bring back the 'good old times', it seems! I also love the pattern created by the shadow of the fence! It's a very beautiful picture indeed! Best wishes to you and have a very happy Easter! Anne

MaryAlice on April 10, 2009

Greetings, Anne, and thank you so much for stopping by this evening.

"Good old times," indeed! =)

I liked all of the white and the beautiful sunshine! It reminded me of something from the beach, though that couldn't have been further from the case.

Thank you for your kind words, and I'm so happy that this scene appealed to you.

A very happy Easter to you as well, dear Anne!

Warm regards,

Mary Alice

Dror Ben David on April 11, 2009

Hi Mary. Some how your words made me add this picture. The link from there goes to a three minutes video clip which I am sure, will please you:-) Have fun.

danimero NO VIEWS on April 11, 2009

Simple but beauty. Excellent composition. Why not a black and white picture? Anyway I like it.

Greetings from Spain, Daniel

L.m. on April 12, 2009

Hi Mary. Good picture.

Ahmet Bekir on April 13, 2009

Hello MaryAlice, really nice and peaceful place for book reading ....I invite you to see cherry blossoms from my own garden, they are amazing :)

MaryAlice on April 13, 2009

. . . And a happy unbirthday to you too, Oronbb! Thank you so much for the smiles! =) You made my night!

Greetings, Daniel, and thank you so much for your kind words. I'm happy that you enjoyed this one. I actually did try it in black and white, but somehow it lost some of it's appeal without the bit of blue sky and the brown in the little school chair. Maybe it was just me, but I preferred the color. I thank you for your suggestion though! I also thought it would be better in B&W, but then reconsidered.

Thank you again for your nice praise! My very best to you. =)

Thank you, thank you, L.M.R.N.G.! I am very pleased that you enjoyed this. =)

Greetings, Ahmet, and thank you very kindly for your nice words, and the invitation to come and see your cherry trees. I shall be over right away!

Best regards to you all, and thank you so much for visiting,

Mary Alice

Madidi on April 14, 2009

Another very evocative shot **Mary Alice*: supeb composition and lovely lines in the scene. Schoolmasters escape?? :~)


Kind Regards,


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