Photographic journeys down the road less – travelled.

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Timeless Taylorsville

I recently received a text from Richard on one of those dreaded days when he was scheduled off and I was stuck inside at work. He was energetically declaring that he had just taken some amazing photos of an old abandoned mansion and was still shaking. Later that evening, I was awarded a glimpse of the scene that had caused such an eruption of enthusiasm. There it was, a crumbling brick estate hidden in the shadows of the surrounding trees...

The Mystery of Asheville

Just after the official start of Summer, Richard and I decided to make a little pilgrimage to Asheville, NC, one of our favorite small cities. It is small-town charm with a big-city feel. With street performers and evening drum circles held along the bistro-lined streets in the midst of unique galleries, shops, and chocolatiers, one would find boredom (and hunger) a strange and unnecessary concept. Asheville’s diversity of culture ensures that all who enter feel welcome. Beyond that Southern hospitality...

Old Jackson County High–McKee, KY

High atop a hill overlooking the volunteer fire department in McKee, KY rests the disheveled remains of the once-vibrant Jackson County High School. Barely visible to the neglectful eye of someone unfamiliar with the area, it towers above like a spectator watching the small town below. In Spring and Summer, it is hidden by the blankets of plant life that have chosen to take advantage of its current state of vulnerability and lack of maintenance. This makes for a difficult...

Tombstone Junction–Corbin, KY

It is with a little jealousy that I compose this post. I never had the opportunity to experience Tombstone Junction, my first contact with an amusement park being Dollywood. My parents visited this western-themed attraction in Corbin, KY when my older sister was a child. She has shared with me fond memories of riding the “Old #77” steam train and witnessing the staged robbery. At the time of their stop, the southern gospel group “The Happy Goodman Family” was featured as...

River Specters

When gallivanting through uncharted territory, we always encounter numerous photo opportunities, often so many that we must pass them by on occasion and make note of them for future outings. It is rare, however, that something simply stops us in our tracks. On this particular dreary day, we had decided to turn right onto Four Mile Rd. (1924) while driving down Boonesboro Rd. in Central Kentucky. Riding so closely to the river is, in itself, a chilling experience. When we turned a curve and saw...