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Dilapidated & Abandoned Roadhouse

I have been watching this old roadhouse fade away without noticing for decades. It is shown in black and white because that was the media of its heyday which I imagine was in the years immediately after WWII before the interstates were even conceived when US Route 1 was the north/south "main drag" along the east coast of the US. You have to imagine it as it was then; gas pumps out front in the style of the time with the round globes and the Texaco star at the top, a small restaurant or at least sandwich counter and soda fountain at one end and a a mom and pop grocery at the other end of the ground floor and upstairs several rooms of a place to crash. Can't tell you anything about the quality; maybe it was a flophouse, maybe it was pretty nice or maybe it was both at various times in its history. But there you have it - a combination motel, truck stop, fast food joint and 7-11, all under one roof. One drawback for sure though; no a/c!

(Submitted to the September, 2012 Panoramio contest in the category A place to crash with the former title A Place to Crash: A Contrarian Viewpoint; to the 2013 December TTT contest as entry #88 with the title Abandoned Roadside Grocery; and, to the 2014 June CFP contest as entry #35.)

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  • Uploaded on September 29, 2012
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    by mg1744
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. SP500UZ
    • Taken on 2012/09/26 15:28:26
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 8.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash