You don’t need to be real focused to detect the Gothic vibrations around here. A sign on this property says "TRESPASSERS MAY BE SHOT."
On Hill Street, Athens, GA
He did not strike me as a bitin' type of dog.
This was taken with a Nexus 5X cell phone, which was the only camera I had with me. The technical quality of this image is lacking enough to detract from it significantly --- and that's a shame because it really is a good shot, almost an excellent photograph. This image convinced me to purchase, and always carry, a small dedicated camera. I've found the Fuji X100T to be ideal for this purpose.
I do not like winter even though it makes it easy to take pictures of denuded trees while thinking of Elliot Smith lyrics, or Shakespeare sonnets:
That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
I am haunted by bare ruined choirs.
This was taken on the road somewhere between Athens GA and Comer GA, near some cows, none of 'em dead & there were no sweet birds singing, neither late nor early. For this image it would be particularly apposite if you click on the image so that it'll appear in the Lightbox.
Granted it's just a door, but I think it and the wall may be older than I am. Like all of us who weren't born yesterday, it displays wear and tear. The image was taken at 2nd Story Coffee in Athens, which is in the ooh la la part of town known as Five Points. You go to Five Points you might need five wallets, but the coffee shop is reasonable. It's what a coffee shop ought to be. You can read there or just hang out and meet people, etc.
This image has provoked some strong reactions. My intention is neither to promote nor denigrate religion: instead, I think of it as a strong representation of a powerful archetype.