The best way to experience “flyover country” is to drive through it.  Here are a few scenes which caught my eye this afternoon in the center of the nation:


For Sale.   Luray, Kansas.


Vacant storefront.  Waldo, Kansas.   Note the broken center posts…


I love how someone used wire to repair this broken post. It probably worked, for a while anyway.   Waldo, Kansas.


Trees growing in former storefront.  Paradise, Kansas.


Recycled fence.   Zurich, Kansas.


Safety Yellow.   Plainville, Kansas.


Cast iron entry hardware, late 19th century.   Waldo, Kansas.


Shed.  Waldo, Kansas.


Shed and grain bins.  Zurich, Kansas.


Artfully composed mid-century modern end wall, apparently unappreciated. Paradise, Kansas.


Sidewall of early 20th century storefront.  Zurich, Kansas.


Former storefront (with numerous alterations).   Natoma, Kansas.



Side wall of clay block with concrete infill and reinforcement.   Natoma, Kansas.


This is just a teaser for my next post…





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