Escapes has always wanted to create a sort of “immediate intimacy”
with towns across Texas. The attempt
is to capture photos of architecture and artifacts of the past in
hope it may bring a memory to a former resident or pique the interest
of a reader that has never visited the place in question.
Over the years we would occasionally venture into the world of Flickr
– a photographic wonderland where you enter with the heady anticipation
of a school field trip but emerge pleasantly battered.
visits to Flickr were infrequent for that very reason. But each
time we emerged from Flickr, one name stuck with us. Exquisitely
Bored in Nacogdoches. We naturally noticed very familiar themes
with EBIN, but there was something else about the array of signage,
defunct businesses and forgotten streets. Something beyond the quality
of a good photograph. Something we couldn’t quite put a finger on.