Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Thomasson

Waxhaw, NC  2021

A "Thomasson" refers to a useless or relic piece of architecture  that has lost its purpose, but is still maintained. They can be considered as works or art.  I think the second story door would qualify.  I doubt it has a purpose now, but it is maintained.  I'll let others decide if it's a piece or art.  The name comes from Gary Thomasson, a ballplayer signed by the Japanese Yomiuri Giants for a record breaking sum of money and played his last two years there, mostly sitting on the bench.

 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Downtown II

Waxhaw, NC  2021

 There is strong sense of history in downtown Waxhaw.  There are a number of businesses that seem to be doing very well, with new businesses opening up.  Many of the buildings are on the National Historic Registry and have been repurposed during the years.  Note the steps along the curb with the handrails.  

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Downtown

Waxhaw,  NC  2021

I don't think they sell many wagons and buggies these days.

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Foot Bridge II

Waxhaw, NC  2021

 My daughter lives in a community that has well-maintained trails for hiking and biking.  One trail is part of the Carolina Thread Trail, a system of trails the runs through both North and South Carolina.