Tuesday, April 15, 2008

ancient swag

Some artifacts from a personal archeological dig of sorts. One ashtray and two rulers (give or take), circa mid-1960s to early 1970s.

As of this entry, Northern Neck still exists, Pioneer is part of DuPont and Dairyland is part of Sentry Insurance.

Monday, April 07, 2008

sick in a good way . . .

[reposted from unterkayness, epic backstory to be found there]

On her way to work, school and Lane Bryant, Anita Rose has been keeping tabs on dead & dying retail in the Hampton Roads area and thereabouts. The now long gone Coliseum Mall and Mercury Plaza. The pretty much totally repurposed Newmarket North/Newmarket Fair mall. The extant time machine to '89 that is Southpark Mall.

Beyond southeastern Virginia, the Sickmalls blog has links to other retail blogs and sites dedicated to once ubiquitous chains like Caldor and Ames. And Anita also has a hand in Deadmalls.com.

But shunting over to the big grid experience, you'll miss some cool details and such.

So go see for yourself why That Mall's Sick And That Store's Dead! wins with special recommendation the E for Excellent blog award.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

waiting for the light

Stedman designs the unusual

Shot while waiting for a green light.

smeared together

Shot while waiting for any light.

spun together

Shot while wading into every light.

uneven ghosts

Shot while the lights moved.


Shot as the lights slowed down.