Saturday, August 29, 2009

Downtown Valdosta

Chelsea and I decided to venture to downtown Valdosta today after classes and see what we could find that was picture-worthy. She is an art student, and even more artsy than anyone I have ever known. The best thing about it is I have someone to whom I can discuss photography. Luckily that isn't the only thing we have in common either. She's a pretty cool girl. But anyway, instead of me rambling, I should probably let you look at all the pictures I came up with that I deemed worthy enough to post.

Our first stop was somewhat away from the rest of the area, and consisted of abandoned, aging, beautiful buildings. The sun was directly behind them, so unfortunately, it was hard to get a perfect shot, but I did get a few good ones. What was funny was Chelsea looked through my playback on my camera and I did so on hers, and we both tried out some shots of the lock. Great minds thinks alike? I think so.

We made our way back to the built up downtown area, and walked into a clothes and art boutique, but I wasn't sure what to take pictures of first, so I really didn't come back with anything. However, Chelsea did show me some paintings her high school art teacher did that were hanging on the wall in the shop. It really is a neat place. It did give me a bit of inspiration and sense of calm before we ventured elsewhere. We walked through alleyways and up and down the sidewalks just talking and soaking in the downtown goodness. The fact that Chelsea lives in this town made it easier for us to get around. Plus, she took me to some of the spots where the photographer that did her senior portraits last year took her.

All-in-all, it was a productive trip downtown. There are some railroad tracks past the abandoned buildings from earlier in our trip, but it is hot in Valdosta and we really didn't feel like walking there, plus Chelsea was bored so we just went somewhere else afterward.


  1. I really like the photo that looks down the alleyway and leads to a big, beautiful church.

    The lock was an interesting one. But I'm not used to looking at things so close up that it took a sec to see what it was.

    As depressing as abandoned buildings are, I agree with you about the beautifulness of them. I love getting a glimpse into the past.

    As usual, looking at your pictures brightened my day and I can't wait for the next set. I am actually gonna try and take some interesting pics for my blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Yay! I inspired? I feel so good right now! Thanks a bunch for your comment! :D


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