Friday, September 30, 2011

Saying Goodbye

This is somewhat of a random post.  I went driving around this afternoon to find some photo ops.  I decided to go to the Guy Park Manor that was so seriously damaged when hurricane Irene hit.  It's the first time I attempted to get on the property, and although I've seen other pictures of it, it was so sad to see it in person.  One wing of the historical building was almost destroyed when the waters rose, but good news!!  reconstruction has already begun.

When I was walking back to my car, I heard a train approaching and I decided to try and get some motion images.  I didn't have my tripod, so I had to hand-hold the camer on a slow shutter speed.  The stationary items are not sharp, but it was still fun.  

And now to the "Saying Goodbye" part.  For many weeks we, the residents of Glen, have known that our local store would be closing.  Well, not actually closing...  The people running the cafe didn't own the bldg, and after several years of struggling to make a go of the business, they decided to close and direct their efforts in a different direction. 

As their last "hurrah" they announced their final Thursday night dinner with this sign.  Tim's sense of humor is notrious.

They had to vacate the store by noon today.  On my way home from my mini-road trip at about 1 pm, I saw the new proprietors painting the outside of the bldg using a bucket-loader.  At about 7 pm I went out for a walk, and unbelievably, the bldg is completely painted.  I didn't have my camera, otherwise I would have posted a pic of the store with its new look, at least the outside. 

New look or not, we sadly say Goodbye to Tim and his crew.


trishalyn said...

Sad to see Guy Park Manor in that condition, but it's a terrific image! Loved the train photo, too, especially the capturing of Amsterdam's iconic "Russo's Grill" in the background. Sorry to hear about your friend's cafe closing. Appropriately, the book I'm currently reading is entitled "Nothing Lasts Forever."

Great images...great posting!

~she~ said...

Love the moving train picture! I don't know how to do that kind of stuff yet!