One thing I always look out for when out and about with my camera is abandoned building. The way they age intrigues me–the peeling shingles on the roof, the dangling wires inside the sign and the chimney that cuts into the building’s interior.
This building is outside Branson, Mo., what is considered to some as a Southern/Midwestern paradise nestled in the rolling hills of the Ozarks. At one time the giant sign beckoned travelers to come on in to get warm by the fireplace.
The United States is filled with buildings like this that resulted from sour economies of yesteryear. Personally, I think they should be made into national landmarks–opened up so that photographers can take a peek inside and catch up with what the ravages of time have created.by