The boarded up antique shop, the last incarnation of this building from 1926, suffered some damage to its sign at some point. Most likely from the hurricane. Click here for a different view of this building.
Jack Kerouac’s fondness for the railroad led him to include many references to riding freight trains in his writings. One of his most poignant is the Beat prose poem October in the Railroad Earth. Whether working on the railroad or looking to hitch a ride, looking over the rail yards with the Fort Pierce skyline in the background evokes some of the wanderlust in Kerouac’s writings that stretched from small-town USA to cover the entire country.
With the constellation of Orion visible in the sky, the past weekend’s so-called “supermoon” illuminates the Indian River Lagoon and the slow moving clouds in this nighttime time exposure from the Fort Pierce waterfront looking southward.
This building constructed in 1926 has undergone many unknown uses to finally end up as an antiques mall, at least in its most recent incarnation. Besides its pleasing if somewhat spooky architecture, its location atop a high and somewhat lonely point on the Florida Ridge north of Fort Pierce provides a commanding view of the area, especially eastward toward the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. Most likely the building’s best days are behind it given its current boarded […]
Fort Pierce Farms Schoolhouse | St. Lucie County | Florida Another image from the old schoolhouse photo shoot. That is Sam looking ghost-like in the time exposure. Click to see the previous schoolhouse image and to learn about its history.
Abandoned Packing House | St. Lucie County | Florida Passing always during daylight hours, the hope was the light out front would be working to capture the scene with its ambient lighting. Arriving at the abandoned citrus packing house at nighttime found it to be in total darkness. A spooky realization for such a dark and lonely stretch of road. Rather than some elaborate setup with off-axis flash units and tripods, etc., the idea sank in to leave there as […]