Friday, March 18, 2011

Afternoons in Salado

Just down the highway, a quaint little Texas town with a musical name, 
full of history ... beauty ... and best of all, shops!
I spent two afternoons there with friends recently. 
Of course, I had my camera...

A wonderful reminder on the first afternoon with Rae...

I hoped this was the same saloon my great-great grandfather mentioned in his memoir, but no such luck. Turns out it was only open a day before the women of the town shut it down.

I still found treasure inside. (No, I didn't buy it. Tempted, though!)

On the next weekend, this blue door lured Nancy and me from a nearby antique shop. 

How could we resist stepping inside? 

It's St. Joseph's chapel, just outside of town. 
Beautiful, inside and out!

Art and antique shops are fun, old chapels are beautiful, but this is what makes my heart beat fast... tables of junk!

I was tempted again, but immediately remembered the two old typewriters sitting at home that I'm still trying to find a place for. 

I fell in love with this truck. But then, I fall in love with every old truck I see.
Tell me which treatment you like the best.

Black and white...

Or sepia...


  1. I would take this 1952 Ford in any color treatment! Seriously though, I prefer the sepia one.

  2. Wow.. some beautiful photos, here. I love the chapel and the old truck. I prefer the black and white, but I'd be inclined to play around with it or the sepia a bit, and reintroduce some of that rust. I love that typewriter too.

  3. I love these pictures. The blue door with the flowerpots is wonderful, such a great contrast.

    I like the original one as you get a sense of the rust. My second favourite is the sepia one.

    It looks like you had a fab time.

  4. I love that close-up of the blue door with the flower pots and the church interior. So Texas!!


  5. Oh, I didn't know St. Joseph's was near there! I will have to check that out next time I'm in the area. Lovely photos, all of them.

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

  6. Wonderful post always! I like the color treatment of the truck for the purpose of the reality of it...and the B&W for the feeling of historic value...IMHO of course =)

    -- L²

  7. Thank y'all! Looks like it's a tie between the original and the sepia right now...

  8. My vote is Sepia!Sharla

  9. Thanks, Sharla - that might have tipped the scales toward sepia!

  10. i have to say the black and takes me back to my grandparents photographs and the memories come pouring in of us sitting on their porch drinkng root beer floats while pointing and asking, "then who is this" and "who lived in this house"


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