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AAA Restaurant #2. US 287, Palestine, TX 75803

23-03-2010 · Comments (17)
Categories: Hasselblad SWC/M  Kodak Portra 160VC  USA  

Another from the AAA restaurant. All deserted down on US 287 in Palestine, TX. It was the sign that got my attention. It was only on closer inspection that I realised the restaurant was empty, although, it seemed not for that long. I have since found out from a resident of Palestine that it has been closed at least 4 years and perhaps 5. A poke around the back revealed it was insecure and so I made a hurried entrance as it was on the main highway and I wondered if my empty car might draw attention. I have to say my heart skipped a few times as whilst inside as a cop car drove by two or three times! It was a great place, although I don't think I have ever shot a place quite so quickly! Here is a street view of the place.

I will wait for you in the green, green spaces,
Wearing our post-industrial faces.
Side by side sit the trashpile twin,
And the eleventh century center of the Misissippian,
With the calender of the sun,
A people undone.

Listening to:"Cahokian" (Terroir Blues) - Jay Farrar


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