BAGMAN (Singing loudly): Laugh about it, shout about it, when you've got to choose - Ev'ry way you look at it, you lose..."
BUTLER (joining in): "So here's to you, Mrs. Robinson. Jesus loves you know that you will know. Wo Wo Wo!"
BAGMAN: "Wow! Ann Bancroft was really hot in that movie!"
I suggest quietly that Bagman go and take a cold shower while I start spotlighting the neglected posts that I am not going to neglect. Not that I'm really neglecting the others. You know what I mean.
(cross here and you will get your feet wet)
Queenmother Mamaw's trash shot --
(Not neglect so much as intentional abandonment)
-- heading for the landfill, the mother of all abandonment!
Ann's battle bunkers on Maiori land
The structures were abandoned but the land was reclaimed!
Ginger's abandoned building window
Looks like the land is starting to reclaim itself!
EG Wow's barn
The essence of abandonment
I have to admit that while some of the best pictures came from this theme, I came away with a sense of sadness and loss. But good photography does that. It conveys feeling. I was proud of all of us this week, looking honestly and creatively at a bleaker side of our hometowns.
But next week we will be exploring the warm coziness of "Hidden Niches" -- not to assume that all hidden niches are warm and cozy. I can't wait to see what y'all come up with.
For Bagman's benefit, I will add that Anne Bancroft, whose real name was "Anna Maria Luisa Italiano" was married to Mel Brooks for 40 years until her death in 2005.