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Old but Not Forgotten

These are some old signs and things I've seen while out and about. I love old stuff, and it's even cooler when they have weeds growing on them like the ones in the body of the post here.

This old basketball net is at the Council House on the road that leads to Red Clay State Park. I loved how overgrown it is with weeds. You can still tell what it was though, which is cool.

Photo by Angel Sharum (me)

This old sign is also at the road leading to Red Clay State Park. I guess it told what the building was at one time. I'm not sure.

Photo by Angel Sharum (me)

I hope y'all enjoy the old signs as much as I do. I hope to find more of them as I'm running around. I would love to have a whole collection.

All text and photos are the property of Angel Sharum.


Image Credit » Photo by Angel Sharum (me)

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Ellis wrote on August 2, 2014, 11:18 AM

Funny how sepia tone gives it a timeless look...Old enamel advertising signs are worth a small fortune nowadays...

Ellis wrote on August 2, 2014, 11:20 AM

Well I viewed your page and I liked it but when I came back it shows no views and no likes....something is amiss here..

nbaquero wrote on August 2, 2014, 11:25 AM

angelsharum The weeds growing on and around the signs make me feel like I am watching pictures of a ghost town. Great pictures. What size in pixels are you using for those?

LeaPea2417 wrote on August 2, 2014, 11:52 AM

Those are great pictures. I like those types of scenes that bring back those days of yesteryear.

Scorpie wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:10 PM

I like old stuff. My house is from the 1820's and my office was built in 1902. The car I drive everyday turned 30 this year.

AngelSharum wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:21 PM

Yeah, I like doing sepia or the Brandon effect on old things sometimes. Makes them look like they are from the past.

AngelSharum wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:22 PM

Yeah, I think elitecodex is still trying to fix this problem.

AngelSharum wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:23 PM

200 pixels. That's what I use for most everything. I sometimes do 300 for stuff with more detail, but not often.

AngelSharum wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:24 PM

Well, the photo is 800x1200 pixels in size and 200 resolution. I used the 50% option on here.

AngelSharum wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:24 PM

Does your house still have the old architecture and feel or has it been modernized?

AngelSharum wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:25 PM

Me too. I think old things are my favorite thing to take shots of, besides insects...lol

Scorpie wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:35 PM

A bit of both. The truss frame hand cut beams still show inside and the three buildings pushed together to make the house can still be seen in the roof line. Every room has sheet rock instead of wood panels which is a bit depressing. The vinyl siding makes you want to burn the place down but hey nothing is perfect.

bridgetidelaney wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:36 PM

Old signs and such things are cool. They are definitely good "writer fodder."

Scorpie wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:37 PM

http://noes.net/house1.jpg

AngelSharum wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:49 PM

LOL we have vinyl siding on our house as well, but ours isn't any special kind of design or that old anyway. It was built in 1961 and remodeled inside right before we bought it three years ago.

AngelSharum wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:49 PM

This is true. You could easily come up with a story from these signs.

nbaquero wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:59 PM

AngelSharum great, thanks for the information, the actual size was what I wanted to know, not the resolution, but it is also helpful.

AngelSharum wrote on August 2, 2014, 1:19 PM

Yeah, I thought of that after my first comment. I'm slow sometimes. :)

BarbRad wrote on August 2, 2014, 1:56 PM

Some of those old things could inspire posts about why they are in their current condition.

elitecodex wrote on August 2, 2014, 2:24 PM

I made some changes a couple of days ago to the caching system... so the views and likes that are counted will be slightly delayed in showing up on the article. But I figured out a way to fix that and plan on implementing that today.

The only other reason they would not show up would be if you were using an ad blocker.

AngelSharum wrote on August 2, 2014, 3:31 PM

I figured you were on top of it and had figured it out by now.

chatombreux wrote on August 2, 2014, 3:33 PM

Yeah - I love signs of what used to be. It's a shame that there are those who only view them as targets for rocks or pellet guns. It's a piece of local history.

AngelSharum wrote on August 2, 2014, 3:59 PM

Yeah, that is another way they could be used. It's nice that we all see different ways for the same photo to be used.

Feisty56 wrote on August 3, 2014, 2:23 PM

These are great photos of some interesting items. I'd enjoy sharing some photos I took a while back of some picturesque signs I took in some small towns of Oklahoma, if I could just find that disc. lol The quality won't be anywhere near that of yours, but the subject matter is interesting just the same.

AngelSharum wrote on August 3, 2014, 3:07 PM

I hope you can find it. I'd love to see them.