Saturday, December 16, 2006
The Sidewalk Gallery
THE GREATEST GIFT
(I haven't learned how to center stuff on the blogger, but the letters of the bottom sign are in the shape of a cross.)
So that I will spend less time watching TV and more time on my photos, I've undertaken to select a photo for each week - not today's photos but those that are exactly 30 years old. I made pictures earlier and later than 1976-77, but 3 decades seemed just right. While I was scanning today, "Back to the Future" was playing on one of the satellite channels. When Dr. Brown said that he would be traveling into the future 30 years, I knew that he was confirming my choice.
I'm calling it Sidewalk Gallery, because the photos can also be enjoyed from a physical sidewalk.
The first entry is the first week of December 1976:
Main Street, showing Byrd's Fina Station (now demolished), a service station operated in the 50's by R. R. Duke. Uncle Arlington Youngblood used to hang out there, and he was a character.
The Santa-face street decorations were used for many years. Taken at dusk on a rainy day.