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Friday, April 20, 2012

The Weekend in Black and White: Mast General Store Valle Crusis, NC


I took this shot of the rear entrance to the Mast General Store in Valle Crusis, NC a few years ago. The front is painted white but I like the unpainted rear. This is the original store which has been in operation since 1883. Now there are additional Mast General stores including one in Boone, NC; Asheville, NC and several other towns. There are 9 in all and each one is in a building dating from 1883 to 1945.
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25 comments:

Ruby's said...

Classic beauty.

John said...

Agree, I think the unpainted is probably much the better side. Funny how 'old' can be a relative term, this would be almost new in UK terms.

anemonen said...

I love the fine lines in the photo and a classical house. Have a nice weekend.

Marie said...

I do not know why, but houses like this always gives me the creeps. The windows looks like evil eyes looking down on med. Too many scary movies maybe ;-)
Love the photo though.

Rejen said...

Lovely shot of the old beatyful house..;-D

Rune said...

I really love buildings like this. Well captured and documented!

Cezar and Léia said...

Nice B&W, looks somewhat like a movie scenery...
God bless you!
Cezar

Monica said...

Great shot of this old building, and perfect in b&w. I love the wood texture and the lines in the photo!
Have a nice weekend:)

Dragonstar said...

Ruby's put it just right - classic beauty. Much more attractive unpainted, and a lovely shot.

Dimple said...

I like the old unpainted look.

HansHB said...

Great lines and lovely wood texture makes this photo so good!
Happy Weekend in B&W!

Artlover said...

Very wood feeling of the image. Nice cottage in B&W.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Neat building, I bet the inside is even better :-)

Genie said...

I have been to the one in Asheville many times. IO lived there for 18 years. Am so glad you showed the back of the building. I, too, like seeing the natural old wood. genie

paul said...

Beautiful lines, wonderful detail, and a great subject.

Indrani said...

Wow! very old, yet so good. Great picture.

Gunsside said...

great black and white shot, lovely old building :)

Francisca said...

I'm always amazed when wood buildings stand the test of time. Looks good in monochrome.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Is that ever perfect in b&W! I just love that there is a chain of general stores in old buildings! Wonderful thing to know.

Laura said...

a striking image in monochrome!

Island Rambles Blog said...

wonderful shot for black and white with so much texture...cheers.

Mariane said...

I wonder if it safe to enter that stair. It is a wonderful photo

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Gillian Olson said...

I like the weathered wood too, works well in black and white.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Fabulous building !

Rambling Woods said...

Really looks great and such detail

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