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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Friday Shoot-Outs - My Town Architecture

TGIF and time for our weekly gang project. If you are a new member or a first time shooter, welcome....we're all so happy to have you participating in our project.

Jen chose architecture as this weeks subject. I've chosen a hodgepodge of things that involve architecture Of some form. I used a lot of old buildings, houses and barns as my interpretation for this week. For some reason old places always pique my interest. I wonder about their history and what has taken place in these buildings in years gone by. Gigi has chosen next weeks theme and I've listed it at the bottom. You know guys, I think we're doing far more than merely taking pictures in our "Friday Shoot-Outs........we're recording the life of our cities in photographs.......

"I believe man must be free, both in spirit and society, that he must build strenght into himself, affirming the 'enourmous beauty of the world' and acquiring the confidence to see and to expree his vision. And I believe in photography as one means of expressing this affirmation, and of achieving an ultimate happiness and faith" ~~~~ANSEL ADAMS































Darling gigi@afterthoughts has chosen next weeks theme to be gardens. That will be a beautiful subject as well. So far everyone has chosen great subjects and we are so happy that so many new member's have joined our gang.

"Whether you want it to or not, a photo reproduces an atmosphere" ~~Edouard Boubat


Steady On
Reggie Girl

43 comments:

  1. I always enjoy looking at the pictures that you take of your town. And I'm sure all of your loyal followere do as well. If you happen to notice a lot of tourists flocking to your town this summer......it may be your fault. hahaha!

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  2. I love the older buildings, particularly, like they have come out of the earth and are going back into the earth. And the blue bus and blue door. The robot man made me think that sometime several weeks from now a potential theme might be -- things that look like people but aren't.

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  3. i love your photos of the old houses and the gate... that big white house looks the way i envision tara! hope you have a happy friday and that all is well in your universe :).

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  4. A great selection of photos! Like you, I like imagining the lives of the people who sat on the porches of these old homes in the shade of the big trees. Thanks for including me this week, it was a lot of fun.

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  5. Hey, gal. I so love how you have captured the feel of the Old South. I don't even have a favorite today. I love them all.

    Since beginning our shootouts, you have become quite a photographer. Now, if I could only learn how to cook.

    I am going to check out each photo a little better.

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  6. I loved the variety in your group of pics. Well done!

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  7. Well, now, I do have two favorites. The fence is awesome and the towel hanging on the line is great. What makes it so great is the Christmas lights and the towel right in the center of the door. I can't make out the label on the door. What does it say?

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  8. You are right I love the old doors and windows. That blue screen door, I bet it was slammed over and over. I always remember some one holloring don't slam the door! I wonder what they had for dinner, I bet it smelled good as my grandma's kitchen.
    The black and whites at the first are stunning.

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  9. Awesome job my friend! I Love your pictures! I love the old also, something about it makes me happy!
    I might have a rough time with gardens since the snow just melted and it freezes still at night, but I will give it my best shot. Looking forward to see what I can come up with.
    Have a great weekend!

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  10. Great pics Reggie!

    I really liked the B&W pics.

    Hope you and Prince have a good weekend.

    U

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  11. Love your pics, Reggie Girl! I'm going downtown today and hope to get some pics of our architecture as well and I'll post em tonight! Thanks for inviting me to be a part of this!

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  12. Where is the 6th picture taken? I swear I've been there...

    Have a great weekend!

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  13. An interesting tour of your fine town. I love that pergola (is that what you call it down there?). You have a good eye for the world around you. Thanks for sharing it.

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  14. Hi ReggieGirl, hope all is well with you. I have been thinking of you of late. Seems I don't get on over here as much as I used to, and I am missing you big time. :-) Anyway, love the photos once again, I like that big house with the lovely green tree right in the front yard, and the other house with the gazebo. I have always wanted one of them! But I have to say my favorite picture was the next to last of the tiny house with the porch and the chairs on it, how old and tiny and delightful is that. something you just might see in a movie scene! take care, Debby

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  15. Ooooh! Love them all - but I think the man made of parts was my favorite!

    :) Really, really great photos!

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  16. Ageless and timeless girl, I have just had my heart strings pulled! My beloved south... Okay you know now I am coming to visit, lets say we get right down to the heat and humidity of it and make it late July :) I need to sweat a few pounds off, but need a vacation!

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  17. I love all the old houses. Very cool. I truly enjoy alll of your photos. Great job.

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  18. There are so many beautiful buildings in your town!!!they are old but rich with a lot of interesting stories to share. Nice snaps

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  19. RG you have such an eye for detail. I just love your shots.
    Sorry I missed another shoot out but I am catching up on things that HAVE to be done.
    Please dont give up on me!

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  20. Well, rats. I wish I had remembered about this before I posted.

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  21. Hey are you coming over to my shoot out on the TMI blog? ...and my email is only a click away :)- its a date, but we have to set it first!

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  22. Oh man some of my favorite styles houses...the white ones with the shutters, plantation style. It just triggers my inner Scarlett Ohara! Stop by my place for a home redo challenge its gonna be fun!

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  23. As in all towns, we can always find interesting architecture.. There are gorgeous and well-kept homes --and then there are those that are run-down and in need of maaintenance!!! That's just life, isn't it???? We are like architecture, Reggie, aren't we??? Some of us are well-groomed, and some of us are desperately in need of HELP... ha

    Have a wonderful day and week. I'll post one more time in the morning--but then I'll be gone for about 9 days.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  24. Nice photos! Very diverse and interesting...

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  25. I love it! And one of these days I'll get my butt in gear and join in...have a great weekend :)

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  26. I particularly love all the old houses....

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  27. I wish I had been ready for this week's topic, so many interesting building in the village I live in but I will be ready for next weeks. Gardens - well that's just up my alley. LOL. What a lovely area you live in Reggie, beautiful photos.

    Margaret

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  28. Once again, I love your town. I just have to see it for real one day.

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  29. I like the second picture, what was that??? a robot? hahaha. I love the old houses in your town, the gates and doors and the church architectural design.

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  30. Ohhhh Reggie Girl you have really captured the feel of your town so well...I love it!!!!!!!!!!

    I hope you and Prince have a magical weekend.

    God bless,

    Sarah Lulu

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  31. I always wonder about old buildings and homes, too. Some of them really give me the creeps, they hold ghosts of the past people who lived in them. Or maybe I just have a wild imagination!

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  32. I just love the first house, and the 2nd shot you took further down at a different angle. My, what stories could that house tell? It looks like it is just chock-full of history.

    And I hope you are doing better lady! Hugs to you.
    ~Susan

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  33. It did my heart good to see, what we refer to as "The Big House" on your blog. There was a second house, called "The LIttle House" on the property also. The Little House is where 2 bachaelors lived until their deaths. One was in his 70's, the other was 81. The Big House was their parents house. Oh the history in that building.

    Don't get too many people liking the old house. It will make it even harder to take it down if I have too. Once it is cleaned out, we will have someone tell us how much of it , if any can be saved and get an estimate. Most of the townsfolks do not want it destroyed but it is so far gone.
    Reggie Girl, you know so much, know of any grants for restoring old homes like that?
    The house in the first picture was built in 1891. It was originally the Parsonage for the Methodist Church.

    Thank you again for posting the pictures, Dad said it brought a tear to his eye.

    Love ya.

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  34. You have so many old buildings, I hope the fourth from the last is still being inhabitated.

    It attracted me with the metal bars. In Auckland, at the public parks, the council rents out the land to farmers to graze their sheep or cattles. Those metal bars prevent the animals from crossing the road.

    I am, wondering what those bars are for in your photo. Surely an owner with a nice house would not have animals near his lovely house. LOL

    Thanks for commenting about the Auckland Museum.

    Good luck to your dogs. and more "clicking"

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  35. Mkay Reggie Girl--my Friday Shoot Outs are up! Enjoy!

    *Looking forward to seeing what next week's subject is so she can take her time with shooting pics*

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  36. Hey! If I sleep in that gazebo tonight, will you bring grits, eggs, bacon and biscuits for breakfast. I'm glad I'm in Dixie!!
    Oh, by the way, we had a funeral. Something there may interest you. It's posted.
    Also, I finally posted photos. Walk With Faith, Reggie Girl.
    Gordon

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  37. These are some great pictures. I love the black and white photo's. Hope all is well with you!

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  38. You got some great photo's and I really enjoyed looking at them!

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  39. I adore these photos. The more rustic, & worn architecture is, the more of a story is told. Your town is truly special!

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  40. Geez louise I'm behind in my commenting!! You've left me some terrific comments (much appreciated). I love, love, love all of the neat photos that you've shared with us!! I hope to do better on next weeks shoot out... there is an amazing botanical garden that I have heard about but have yet to visit. I can't wait!!

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  41. Fab post ... love the images and l love us wooden houses, but I wonder why you dont use bricks with all your bad weather conditions?

    Particularly love the last image of the corrugated wall, very abstract love the patterns it makes.

    FFF x

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  42. Reggie girl I don't know how I missed looking at your bog yesterday - maybe it was meant for me to see it this morning with a fresh eye - I read so many blogs yesterday I got !blogpunchy! This week you seem to have closed in, come closer in your photos and they are great. my favorite is the church. at first I thought it in black and white then realized it had a blue sky - to me this is really great. Hope your
    Sunday is full of love and sunshine.

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  43. love your pictures Reggie girl

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