On occasion, I like to drive around and re-visit places I’ve photographed, just to see if anything has changed.
I was saddened, then, when I drove by one of my favorite locales – of what I thought was a beautiful, old, stone building – and saw that it has now been torn down.
Here are my final photos of it, taken earlier this year…
Look at the beautiful old stone (I think it’s limestone, but I’m not certain)
And, quite frankly, the structure seems pretty sound… especially for a building that lasted most of a century! I guess looks can be deceiving – or the land-owner had more important use for this parcel of land.
Alas (you know I love that word!), I guess the old adage is true: not all things are meant to last forever.
Thank you, Nicéphore Niépce for pioneering the field of photography, so memories like this can be kept alive!
(quick knowledge/history bomb to drop: The Frenchman, Nicéphore Niépce, is widely credited as the inventor of photography. He developed heliography, a technique he used to create the world’s oldest surviving product of a photographic process: a print made from a photoengraved printing plate in 1825. In 1826 or 1827, he used a primitive camera to produce the oldest surviving photograph of a real-world scene.)
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