Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Digital Photograph - The Back Door


Thought I would share this digital photograph with you. often when I am visiting these small towns I head for the back of Main Street. I love the alleys and backs of the buildings as much as the fronts. I am always amazed at how much you can tell about a building from the back and sides. The additions, what is there as opposed to what you think should be there. Often the back of the building has more character than the front.


They remind me of people. What they show you, is not always who they are. Many are trying to disguise their age by dying their hair, wrinkles with makeup, their bodies with lifts and tucks or ill fitting clothes. The front of these buildings are painted, with flowers outside their doors, new signs. Around back is the true story...So next time you are visiting a local "main street" take a brief moment to check out the back. You might be surprised.

5 comments:

Ann said...

i love this!! it seems to me there should be a folding chair and maybe an overturned crate because I think someone comes out back to have a cigarette and a quick glass of tea on their 10 min. break!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Awwwww . . . . the very bare essentials!!! Stripped and vulnerable. Wonderful!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a fabulous shot! and how you presented it...wow!

Aimee Cotton Bogush said...

Just love this!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

This reminds me of my small town in Nebraska -- the back of Main Street is just like this.

Great photograph. Visiting you from artsee bloggers. :)