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Old Oct 17, 2007, 1:19 AM   #1
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Here's an antique shop near the increasingly upscale downtown area of Huntington Beach. Not sure the building can outlive its contents.

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Old Oct 17, 2007, 7:40 AM   #2
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Now this is clearly dilapidated, but presumably ceases to be so if it opens in the morning. Sorry, everyone, couldn't contain myself over this fine picture which has no replies yet. I hope that's just a time zone matter, writing at 12:43 GMT. I don't need an explanation here to see that it's a fine picture in the spirit of the subject. Others can decidewhetheror not it qualifies!
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Old Oct 17, 2007, 9:15 AM   #3
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Now this is clearly dilapidated, but presumably ceases to be so if it opens in the morning.
LOL!!

This is a great example in my opinion. I think that's the only type of place from which I'd buy my antiques! - lots of character.
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Old Oct 17, 2007, 7:45 PM   #4
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A dilapidated building of dilapidated items!
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Old Oct 17, 2007, 11:07 PM   #5
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There are many places like that in my area that are used for antique shops and boutiques. There is a small town of Aurora about 15 miles south of Portland where about 20 older homes and stores have been converted to antique shops.

Great shot.

Alan, I have started a discussion with the other mods (Selvin, and Vanessa (vsch1)) to see if we can be much more specific on future challenges, if it is called for. Some challenges are better if the interpretation is left entirely to the photographer.

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Old Oct 18, 2007, 12:38 AM   #6
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Just a footnote: I've passed this place on many occasions, and have yet to see it open for business. Nor do I recall having seen the window display changed. Yet, in such a "high-rent district" I can't imagine that it just sits waiting for the wrecker's ball. It's a mystery.
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Old Oct 18, 2007, 3:28 AM   #7
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I should also say that this is an outstandingly expert piece of photography for its superb detail right across the tonal range from deep shadow to white-painted (well, fairly white) walls. Congratulations, Walter!
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Great photo.
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