Friday, March 30, 2012

The Old Grocery Store

This was the only grocery store in the area 25 years ago. Then the big boys moved in ...

PS Have a nice week-end!

23 comments:

Dina said...

It has a lot of character and very clean windows. I love the piece of plaster that fell off the bricks.

Sylvia K said...

I do love the detail you've captured, Rune! A those old stores most definitely had more character than many do today. I agree -- great clean windows as well! Enjoy your weekend!!

Sylvia

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That is an interesting storefront. I like the edge left by the crumbling plaster.

detroit dog said...

Wonderful photograph, Rune!

Malyss said...

Old boys still have beautyful reflecting eyes...
Have a nice week-end , too, dear Rune!

HansHB said...

Herlig bilde! Flotte detaljer!
Ha en flott fredda', RuneE!

Banjo52 said...

So even in Norway the old gives way to the new . . . . I don't know why I thought it would be otherwise.

Good photo! That car blurring by is a nice touch.

Viola said...

Hehe.. the big boys? Den bilen der ser atskillig nyere ut da.. :)) Stilig bilde, originalt også! :)

Super helg til deg! :)

Truels said...

Nice shot. And those big boys.... - are bad, but we all play with them and make them even bigger ....

Anne-Berit said...

Flott bilde.Gammel butikk med ny bilde i refleksen i vinduet.Stilig.
God helg,og god påske:)

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Like the tone, composition and reflections in the window -- barbara

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

so poignant an image

Birdman said...

And it still survives? Good for them!

EG CameraGirl said...

It seems like the "big boys" are spoiling much of the world. Just saying.

Beautiful reflections!

Irene said...

Stilig bilde med mange spennende detaljer, Ikke minst refleksjonene i vinduene. Vemodig med forfallet ... er visstnok ikke bare fordeler med at de store gutta overtar.

God hælj til deg også!

Irene

Lew said...

THe old store may not have the variety of the "big boys", but it has them beat on the view!

Anne said...

Mye sjarmerende forfall i alle fall, som vitner om en tid som er forbi :-) Desverre er det nå også slik at vi mettes opp av store sentre, kjøpesentra, og de små butikke forsvinner som dugg for solen, uten å ha livets rett opp mot de store kjøpmenn, DET!!!! synes jeg er nitrist om jeg skal si det...

Påskeferie og på tur til hytta du sikkert, om du nå ikke er instalert allerede, uansett, kos deg Rune, både meg og uten kamera.

Anneklem.

becky said...

And they call it progress...

Rizalenio said...

Made me think that soon we'll all look back to the past only through photographs. Happy weekend. Wonderful photo.

E Squared and Mui said...

So much more character than the ICA we went to in Tromsø to get our groceries last summer.

Darlene said...

I would never have thought that an old store front would be a subject for an interesting photo. It still seems a little strange because I can't seem to see what could have been inside the store to begin with. It looks like it might BE just the store front and I must say, that it is interesting to look into thw front and out of the back windows at the same time. It must have been a shallow store to begin with. I find that the car going by is a great addition to the photo. The piece of stucco tell a story too. I personally would have thought the store building would have had more character with just the brick. That's probably just me though, because I've always preferred brick over the concrete or stucco.

Maybe I'm trying to dissect this photo a little too much. I did enjoy just looking at it.

imac said...

What a beauty of a shot Rune.

Ida said...

Sjarmerende uttrykk
og et flott foto.
Litt vemodig også...
Å tenke tilbake på den gang da...
Alt føltes litt mer nært,
ikke bare nærbutikken...