Abandoned on 17
This wonderful old structure sits on Hwy 17 North, in South Carolina. I saw it when I was traveling south to Charleston from Myrtle Beach. On the way back north I stopped to photograph. The building sits right on the edge of the hwy and although overgrown, it doesnt appear to have had much room for parking. But it seems like a business structure. I would love to know what it was in its prime, if anyone from SC knows, let me know.
This sits right on the hwy at a small intersection, one of the roads that intersect leads to a plantation museum, this side road leads to who knows where, its a small road.
When I parked my white rental Van and got out, I walked around the building with camera in hand, a few cars and trucks passed but it was slow on the road. One car honked as it passed me... i wasnt sure what that honk was... was it; hey a fellow photographer, or hey you cant park there.. my mind tends to go to dark places, so I also wondered if it was.. hey, thats the haunted place, dont stop.. or there is an old man with an axe hiding in the trees get out..lol..
I took a number of pictures that late afternoon and I thought this was the best, I also experimented with a number of looks and thought this BW version best captured the feelings that moved me as I stood wondering about the secrets of this building and the lives that occupied it and shared the space on their trek north and south over the years.