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Some of the more, uh, unusual shots...
Brains, 25 cents, Drive In
Somewhere in St. Louis, Missouri, circa 1981. I used to drive by this spot fairly frequently when I was in college. If I remember correctly, it was on the way to my favorite professor's house. Back then I used to think to myself, "if only it were that easy!" Nowadays perhaps it is just as much a statement about the U.S. fast food industry!
Apartment for Rent
Another shot from St. Louis, circa 1981. The building is completely gutted from a fire. Not a window left intact. No front door. Everything inside is charred. But the "Apartment for Rent" sign is still in great shape!
Barry Colpitts' House
This is the home of artist Barry Colpitts, in West Jeddore, Nova Scotia. That's Barry there in the hat, and his wife, Bettianne, is leaning on the porch railing. Barry is a folk artist carver. We stopped at their house and gallery while on vacation in 2001, and had a wonderful time talking with them. It's pretty easy to find information about Barry on the web, but I recommend starting with Barry's page on the Black Sheep Gallery site.
Too Much Time On Your Hands?
Some people seem to have way too much time on their hands, and this is proof. This is a reasonably life-size locomotive train built entirely from firewood split by hand. The photo doesn't do it justice, as you cannot see the entire train. It goes on for another seven or eight cars, including passenger cars complete with windows, and a caboose. We found this somewhere in upstate New York, in 1996(?).