Before work yesterday morning, I checked the Lens.Us.Together blog for this week's theme. All the way to work, I ran possibilities past my mind's eye. After putting in a half day, I headed to downtown Birmingham. I had decided it might be the best destination to find topics that would fulfill the theme, abandoned. My original plan was to take photos of empty streets since I knew no one would be working on a major holiday.
After driving back and forth, up and down one way streets for 2 1/2 hours, I headed home to download my pictures. As luck (or lack of skill) would have it, none of my street scenes made me happy. I finally decided on the best picture for the theme, posted it and you can see it here if you want to.
Since I have oodles of other pictures, I thought I would post a few of them here.
These two abandoned buildings were in the warehouse district.I think there is a kind of beauty in the deterioration.
The last photo was taken close to home. I drove down a road that has fallen into disuse since a newer larger straighter road was built about 10 years ago. I found abandoned tires, an abandoned boarded up house, lots of potholes, and this....a ladder back chair out in the middle of a field of grass..nothing else around it...no house...no nothing....just the chair....