Saturday, June 13, 2009

Round Robins: Looking Up

Robinella suggested the theme this time, and a great idea it is. We usually focus on what's right in front of us and miss all the cool things we'd see if only we'd look up now and then.

For example, this is the top of the S.J. Payne Building in Wabash Indiana. (This would be a great time to click the photo to see details!)

Is it not jaw-droppingly much?

Built in 1898, it housed a furniture and undertaking business. Apparently, this was a common combo back then, as the craftsmen could stay busy by knocking out a few chairs and sideboards in between the coffin orders. Practical, but creepy.


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10 comments:

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Nice to see a fellow Hoosier! Beautiful building! I've probably see this and didn't even notice as I've been to Wabash. Actually live about 30 miles south of there. Have a great evening!

Sherrie
http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2009/06/round-robin-photo-challenge.html

a corgi said...

I liked this picture; looks like an interesting building to visit; I found the history behind it fascinating too

betty

Steven said...

Creepy but practical. Nice, the brickwork is amazing with those old buildings. Great looking up!

Carly said...

Hi Vicki

What an interesting building with an even more interesting history! It's really quite lovely, but wouldn't it just be too weird to own a haunted couch or futon? Bwahahahahah... Oh Jason, Oh Grannnnnnt. LOL. Neat entry hon!

-Carly

Suzanne R said...

That's a building well worth looking up for! Very nice brickwork and balconies. Great shot!

ellen b. said...

Very nice. I also really like your lock shot!!

Wammy said...

I agree that we don't look up enough. I love old builings. I could look at all the nooks and crannies all the time. Thanks for remending me to look up.

Chris said...

I love how perfectly square you lined the left side of the building up. Nice framing and the sky is perfect too.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Such an amazing building !! This is simply beautiful and great..Loved the way it is captured..

Monica said...

Wow, I'm pretty sure I've been by that building! I've been to the Presbyterian Church in Wabash. I used to live in Oxford which is in Benton County not far from Layfayette. Anyway, it was good to see a bit of "home" even if it wasn't my town. :-)