Contradictory Signs

The divergent messages of the two signs caught my attention: The large sign proclaiming that the store is “Now Open” and the smaller sign on the door, which says that the store is “Closed”. It’s not only temporarily closed e.g. for lunch or something. The interior is completely bare suggesting that the store is closed permanently.

In fact I know that this is the case. The store is next a filipino store that we frequent for prepared food and necessary cooking ingredients and we’ve heard from the owner the sad story behind the store closing. Apparently the owner had been sick for some time, but despite his illness continued to operate the store. Unfortunately, he recently passed away.

Taken with a Apple iphone 5s (the only camera I had with me).

Another one gone

Back in April 2018 I posted about an old farm store that I came across in Poughkeepsie, NY (See: Lewis Country Farms). I also noted an article that said that it would be turned into luxury condominiums. Somehow, mistakenly as it turned out, assumed that somehow the old structures would be re-purposed. How could I have been so stupid!

We passed this area the other day and the old buildings have all been razed and new townhouse like structures are coming up. How could I have expected anything else.

Taken with a Sony RX-100 M3.

Patterson Community Church

Formerly the Patterson Presbyterian Church, the church, the buildings (Grange and Fellowship Hall), and the cemetery have an amazing history dating back to the 1700’s. Revolutionary war heros, Sybil Ludington and her father Colonel Ludington are buried in the cemetery behind the church.

Taken in Patterson, Rural Cemetery with a Pentax ZX-L, SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm f3.5-4.5 and Tri-X 400.