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#1 Art Cooler

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:23 PM

I've passed this old Stuckey's building on I-20 at the exit for Strawn/DeLeon several times, just before climbing the steep escarpment into Ranger, TX. Always wanted to photograph it. Had a chance this past Sunday. Here's an establishing shot:




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The skies were nice with the puffy clouds and azure blue mottled in between. Made for a sharp contrast between it and the derelict building. Also funny how we work so hard to keep our buildings and grounds manicured and civilized, but walk away from them for awhile and mother nature comes roaring back.


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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:27 PM

Excellent Art. I share the love for the abandoned. Really nice shots.

I was wanting to get better shots of the old Whataburger on White Settlement near Henderson Downtown a few years ago before it was torn down. Abandoned structures are pretty creepy but an abandoned highway Stuckeys may take the cake.
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 10:02 PM

Excellent Art. I share the love for the abandoned. Really nice shots.

I was wanting to get better shots of the old Whataburger on White Settlement near Henderson Downtown a few years ago before it was torn down. Abandoned structures are pretty creepy but an abandoned highway Stuckeys may take the cake.


The gas pump canopy and overgrown grounds I did not find all that creepy, but the yawning blackness of the shattered storefront windows and the disheveled, rotting interior of the main structure was a bit unsettling. Would have been creepier if part of it was burned out, which by itself is somewhat surprising that as long as this thing has sat abandoned nobody's tried to torch it, and that it has managed to escape the wrath of wildfires.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 12:11 AM

That's weird. I have a sudden craving for pecan pralines.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:07 PM

Art,
I rode past there a few weeks ago. Pecan Logs, Ham sandwich, most had Texaco gas pumps that I recall.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 12:28 PM

Pecan logs, now that is a memory that was pretty well buried. Those are great shots...

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 02:45 PM

Sweet pics. Shot #3 is my favorite. I would frame that and hang it on my wall.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 12:26 AM

You can still get the pecan logs.

http://www.stuckeys.com/index.php

They even have a few franchises in the Metroplex - though none of them are of the old stand alone variety.
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Posted 09 August 2011 - 03:30 PM

Art, I drove by there twice in the last week on my way to and from Fort Davis. When I saw the building and the canopy, it reminded me of your photographs.




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