Monday, August 26, 2013

The Final Flag

From Dave Brigham:

My buddy Andy, who I've known since elementary school, has always loved stock car racing. He's a fan of this blog, and has told me on a few occasions that he wants to contribute. I'm still waiting for him to send me some photos he's taken, but in the meantime, he's directed me to a link of pictures of abandoned race tracks in Colorado.

Check them out.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Backside Business

From Pete Zarria:

Here's a great collection of shots Pete Zarria took of hotels, restaurants, stores and markets around the country -- DB.

Still Life with Rose

(Superior, Wisconsin)

Weeks Dept. Store

(St. George, South Carolina)

Chickee

(Preston, Iowa)

4th Street Fountain

(Elsberry, Missouri)

Wrink's Market

(Lebanon, Missouri)

TV PARKING

(Rhinelander, Wisconsin)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Groovy Hippie Dancer

From Mick Melvin:

I believe this is only the second time we've featured a person here at the Backside. I'm not opposed to doing so, but believe that if we do so, it needs to be done without exploiting anybody. Mick Melvin did a good job finding this universal character -- DB.

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If you've been to a summer outdoor concert, you have seen this guy! We have all seen the "Groovy Hippie Dancer." He/she moves and grooves in his/her own world. He/she will dance with anyone who will indulge him/her, but you will usually find them dancing by themselves.

This particular dancer was in New Haven, CT, but you can find "The Dancer" in a town near you.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ryann Ford's Vanishing Rest Area Pics

From Dave Brigham:

I forget where I found out about Ryann Ford's rest stop photo series, so I don't know who to credit with this cool discovery. Like those of us at The Backside, Ford is documenting parts of the American landscape that are vanishing, never to be replaced.

Check out these shots, which showcase places of simple beauty.