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photoblog image Americana: Deep South. Somewhere Near Smut Eye, Alabama

Americana: Deep South. Somewhere Near Smut Eye, Alabama

Driving through small towns in the South, you never know what you might stumble upon. I don't even remember which one of little towns of Alabama this museum is in. I do regret Natalya and I got chickened out and didn't walk in to see the exhibition. These two local entrepreneurs, Rick and Bubba (call'em Butch and Frank) could happen to be fun guys to talk to. How many of you know the mileage from your house to Hong Kong? They do.

Americana: Deep South. Somewhere Near Smut Eye, Alabama

Driving through small towns in the South, you never know what you might stumble upon. I don't even remember which one of little towns of Alabama this museum is in. I do regret Natalya and I got chickened out and didn't walk in to see the exhibition. These two local entrepreneurs, Rick and Bubba (call'em Butch and Frank) could happen to be fun guys to talk to. How many of you know the mileage from your house to Hong Kong? They do.

comments (27)

  • Ada
  • United States
  • 23 Dec 2008, 00:59
lol...They do? Well I don't. I do think you guys could have gone in, would have been an interesting experience. Nice.
vz-nostalgia: "interesting experience"? Like changing a status of visitor to an artifact in this museum, Ms. Ada? smile
  • Dr A. W!
  • United States
  • 23 Dec 2008, 02:43
strong texures vik smile
vz-nostalgia: they are, doc. smile I'd even call them spooky. smile
But do they know how far it is to Droitwich?

I wouldn't have been able to resist having a look at the wonders grin
vz-nostalgia: well, next time you drive through Alabama, you know what to visit, Bill. This is not your overrated Tate Museum. smile
It certainly looks a strange place, Vik but well photographe by you.
vz-nostalgia: That is as far as we decided to be involved with the place, Chad. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Dec 2008, 10:31
vz-nostalgia: Thanks for the advice, Ms. Ingrid, but you probably have never seen a movie "Deliverance", haven't you? smile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deliverance
I would love to go and visit - but I know I could easily get chickened out too - I have learned that about myself the last 40 years....

Glad you took the picture - then I can visit in my own way.....
vz-nostalgia: Anyone, who knows exactly how far is to Hong Kong, scares me to death, Aksel. smile
Who knows what kind of wonders are hidden behind this red door. You might be eaten alive or turned into a mushroom. smile
  • Rmi Ct
  • Canada
  • 23 Dec 2008, 14:19
Your shot transmit well the strange character of this place.

Nice!
vz-nostalgia: I certainly hope so, Remi. They had all kinds of weird stuff around the house. smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 23 Dec 2008, 14:53
That's a great collection of cultural history! Great tones and textures too. I like this a lot.

Merry Christmas and a happy new Year, VZ!
vz-nostalgia: You too, Martin. Have a safe trip to Barcelona.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Dec 2008, 17:49
vz-nostalgia: Nah, Ms. Philine. There is no Christmas message here. Besides, as it was recently discovered, Jesus was born in June. smile
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1093053/Cancel-Christmas--Jesus-born-June-17-say-scientists.html
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Dec 2008, 20:50
Viktor, honestly I knew that you didn't think of Christmas, it was only a little- half funnily meant hint of mine, apart from that -a real, serious and original, Christmas pic- without any kitsch- might be a very difficult challenge! (As theologian I know the mythological and historical implications of the biblical stories and the complicated process of the development of our Christian feasts.)
vz-nostalgia: You know I just can't bring myself to post a cheesy Christmas picture. To see how Christmas became a money sucking machine for the retail corporations makes me puke. But I already expressed my displeasure with that last year
http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/My_Peachtree_Street%3A_The_Thrill_Is_Gone_/
as well as here (with the forgotten Christmas decoration)
http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/My_Peachtree_Street%3A__Forgotten_Birthday_/
So, I'm not going to repeat myself. smile
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 23 Dec 2008, 22:49
I'm not sure I'd have had the courage to go and see what their "wonders" were either wink
vz-nostalgia: That is called having a gut feeling, Ms. Ellie. Something told me, you don't have to go in, pal. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Dec 2008, 06:13
vz-nostalgia: "This place is not somewhere near Smut Eye - it is 63 miles away". smile Hey, per Alabama scale, that's near by. Besides, I like the name of the town. Wouldn't you like to live in a town with such an intriguing name? smile
"You should have gone in and met Rick and Bubba". I'm at this age, Louis, when I started listening to my inner voice (call it "experience"wink, and it whispered to me "don't do it". smile I had no further questions. smile

A very interesting historical excursus you provided here. Who would ever guess you read manuals of liturgical history! smile
  • blackdog
  • The White Room
  • 24 Dec 2008, 10:00
vz-nostalgia: Are you "in the white room with black curtains near the station"? smile
I bet you didn't see the movie "Southern Comfort" prior to your trip to Louisiana.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Comfort_(film)
Well, Baton Rouge is not bad, compared to remote little towns out in the country. smile Good thing no one shot at you. smile
Buena edición. Buenas fiestas y muchas fotos para el 2009!
vz-nostalgia: Likewise, Enric. May 2009 be even more fruitful for you.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 25 Dec 2008, 13:31
Places like this in our Deep South (or anywhere else, for that matter) always tickle me, Viktor. I love those signs that tell you how far it is from here to there. smile

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
vz-nostalgia: Rick and Bubba maybe measured the distance on the globe right, but I think they messed up with the directions big time. smile
Joyful Holidays to you too, Ginnie.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Dec 2008, 15:10
9245 km 5745 miles...... Viktor...everybody knows that tonguetongue
and I think you have seen tooooooo many movies...deliverence...HA HA...
it would have given you a great set of pictures.

Vrolijk Kerstfeest....Merry Christmas to you, Natalya and your loved ones....
Groeten Astrid
vz-nostalgia: You said it jokingly, but I did see a lot of movies, Astrid. For too damn long I was deprived of the best samples of the world cinematography being behind the iron curtain. As soon as I got a chance, I bought a book "1000 best movies of all time" and watched them in no hurry one by one. smile I wouldn't say I agree with the editors 100% on the word "best", but it was a good starting point. smile
You have great holidays, Astrid.
This sounds most interesting Vik!
vz-nostalgia: I guess the most interesting stuff was behind this red door, Chris. smile Though, common sense told me not to open it. smile
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 26 Dec 2008, 16:48
A great picture, Viktor. The fact that you didn't go in allows the imagination room to play.

I bet they have a headless chicken in there. smile
vz-nostalgia: I'll let your imagination soar, Larry. smile I bet, it was a headless TALKING chicken in there. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Dec 2008, 17:58
Yes, I remember both pics and I understand you well!
love the tones and textures, HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE HAD A GREAT XMAS SO FAR VICTORsmile
vz-nostalgia: So far so good, Tim. The roasted duck was good. The fireplace works a charm. The books are new and interesting. The movies are quite good. One thing though, there is no snow to make it a classic Christmas. smile
I've watched too many movies. The US is clearly inhabited by a lot of psychopaths and I'll bet some of 'em run museums.
vz-nostalgia: hahaha... museums... some of 'em were running this country for the last 8 years, Ian. smile
  • jamoula McKean
  • Australia
  • 29 Dec 2008, 22:52
I agree with Ian. And add- never trust anyone called Bubba. Yes, I learnt that from a film.
The photo suggests a whakiness- something from another age (middle ages?)
But it's a strong image and appeals to me.
vz-nostalgia: Well, it seems the deeper you drive into a countryside in the South, the further back in time you are, Jamoula. smile
Buen color. Feliz Año.
vz-nostalgia: Feliz Ano to you too, maqroll.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Dec 2008, 19:49
Great find Vik. Best wishes for 2009!
vz-nostalgia: Same to you, Scarlet.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Jan 2009, 15:30
One of your finest posts on SC IMHO VZ...but I don't share your feelings of foreboding about this place.
vz-nostalgia: smile Of course you don't. You haven't been there. smile But thanks for the new word of the day. I had no idea what "forboding" means. smile
I am sure that with that announcing poster like reclamation of the museum, the place must be very interesting! smile
vz-nostalgia: It could be, Jose. We'll never know. smile
One of the best colour rust shots I have seensmile I like all the other textures too.
vz-nostalgia: I guess it is something in the air in Alabama that makes the rust looks so good, Nig. smile
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