Old wooden barns and houses in Beverly, West Virginia. Beverly is a small town that was the site of several battles in the American Civil War during the 1860’s.
An out of use train car at the station in Belington, West Virginia.
Just an uninhabited house by the side of the road in West Virginia.
Midwestern advertising on a funnel cake stand at a small town county fair in Indiana. To bring some international perspective, in most Turkish villages I think there would be no need for the encouragement written on this lady’s apron. One time I went out and visited a village around here with my wife, and the first thing the ladies of the village did was to take her down and weigh her on the grain scale. I guess to see if she was plump enough. No word on the verdict.
Of course in Turkey people don’t have the option of getting plump on corn dogs and funnel cakes. The midwesterners have the advantage there.
So this is a little creepy, but probably not creepier than that song. Santa Claus was watching from both of these windows when we visited Ellicott City, Maryland. Ellicott City is a place that has plenty of Americana feel to it, plenty of antique and vintage stores, but it was still strange to see this in the windows … in the middle of May.
The outer wall of an abandoned warehouse in Belington, West Virginia features a helpful list of all the things they used to sell there.
Presumably we are still allowed to enter by way of the huge gaping hole to the left side of the door.
This is an abandoned car to be found in the train yard of Belington, West Virginia, some distance from Wheeling.