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school
old school in a small town in kansas
(a few more on flickr, upon clicking image)

it is clear this was once a comfortable self-contained village, now a few houses (occupied) scattered on a few shady streets, with weedy sidewalks along with sandy roads. it reminded me of my childhood in the south. the main street, with garage, old store, hardware (now down) and community building. the bank cattycornered. all abandoned and decrepit (the garage has received a new life, however, and the community building is still used for town meetings). we were told these things by two local men, who drove up on tractors to check us out. the oldest stated there were once THREE groceries, and pointed to their places. across a tidy park, the school, abandoned, is wide open for respectful observation. a white dog with a red tumor in its eye might join your tour. there is not a spot of graffiti in this town, on the buildings. i do not want to say its name here, for protection of the place.

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the old school : matfield green, kansas
image made with film and a Valiant camera (diana clone)
commentary provided by two little grammies in lawn chairs next door
and a loudly barking dog