Friday, June 07, 2013

A Black & White Day

Here it is, another day off, and it's overcast, damp, and raining. We had a front move through last night, and now tropical storm Andrea is moving off to the east of us, dropping yet more rain. I had no choice but to hit the laundromat and the grocery store, so I decided to make the most of the situation and get some more black & white photos. I wandered around a bit while the laundry was washing and got the following photos (although the gazebo shot was taken after I got home from the grocery store). You can also see them in my Picasa web album.

 These old, painted-over doors are on an old outbuilding along one of Shippensburg's "alleys", Neff Ave. At some point it appears that people needed barns behind the house even in town.

Old Order Mennonite buggies parked behind Pague & Fegan Hardware, an old store that has just about everything you could ever need, and then some. The Amish and Old Order Mennonite farmers in the area love this place, as evidenced by the three buggies parked here. Note: You can tell which group is visiting by the color of the buggies - Mennonite buggies are black while Amish ones are gray.

A look at God's Acre cemetery on Prince St. It was looking appropriately gloomy today, and I couldn't resist a shot!

Here's the laundromat I use, conveniently just catercorner across the street (and coincidentally owned by my landlord). It was surprisingly empty, given the weather. Hmmmm...

It was out-and-out raining when I got back from grocery shopping, so I took the opportunity to get a shot of the gazebo park across the street, puddles and all. The shot was taken from my front porch.

© 2013 by A. Roy Hilbinger

3 comments:

  1. Really stunning! Amusingly, I like the shot of the laundromat the best! :)

    And don't tell me you have the same curse as me...going to the grocery in the rain!! ha.

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  2. A laundromat with a telly in it!

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