Some Chin Music

July 10, 2006

I was out trundling around this past weekend and snapped a few shots of the city. Beautiful, I say, beautiful. Really, I don’t do enough of this kind of thing. I’d like to gather a few photo sets together. We’ll see how that goes.

What Use Commie Door Princess Theatre This is a Graveyard Crosses

Vignette #91

3 reader comments (closed)

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Tom

Picture # 1 Mike.

The Commercial Hotel?

Jul 10, 2006 • 23:26

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Michael

I love this collection of photos, Mike. Very though-provoking. I love the first photo especially. Wat use indeed.

Michael

Jul 11, 2006 • 06:41

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gravel

Tom: Yep, that’s the front door of The Commie. Beautiful, isn’t it?

Mike: Thanks, man.

Jul 11, 2006 • 08:24

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