Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thrift shop


Changing Hands is an appropriate name for this place. In the past several months it has been a church (Tabernacle something or other), a rental store (where one could rent just about anything), and now in its latest incarnation, a thrift shop.

Nikon D300, F18, 1/25, ISO 200, Exposure Compensation -.03.

33 comments:

Rose said...

What a great name!

Lee Spangler said...

I like this photo because of all the different signs and messages. I know the place looks a little tawdry but you'll never know what you'll find there.

Leif Hagen said...

I predict it will be a tattoo parlor next . . . .

Don and Krise said...

Next, the Jacob and Lois Anne Photography Superstore. Your one stop shopping center. Has sort of a ring to it. :-)

Memphis MOJO said...

It might make it as a thrift shop with the way the economy is right now. Besides people looking for bargains, other might be looking to sell stuff that they wouldn't have bothered doing before.

Marie said...

From a church to a thrift store??? You wouldn't see that in France :-)))) I like the idea that things can change so much and so fast.

tapirgal said...

Good one :)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Nice Shot Jacob !! But Why the Church was closed ?Unseen Rajasthan

cieldequimper said...

Ah, the subject of reincarnation. Very interesting. A thrift shop I suppose is what characterises the times best.

Vogon Poet said...

Very appropriate. 'Spiraling down' could be another choice...

magiceye said...

beautifully framed and shot!

brattcat said...

Often 'thrift shop' is the last stop on a shop's journey of usefulness. But I love going into these places, don't you?

Dianne said...

it's a bit of a sad looking building isn't it

Jacob said...

@ Brattcat - Yes, it's serendipity...you never know you'll find of interest or value...

@ Dianne - Very sad. In a tough neighborhood.

Jacob said...

@ Unseen - I have no clue!

Cezar and Léia said...

Aptly named! Cool!
God bless you!
Cezar

Jacob said...

@ Don & Krise - I kinda like that! Nah...sounds like too much work. Retirement is in my bones. I'd rather wander around and take photos!

You could come down here and set it up, though. I could work for you part-time?

Daryl said...

Given its history, its name is very apropos!

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

A church? - I would never have thought of that.
However I think the name is quite suitable.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Best regards
Asta

Small City Scenes said...

Those little storefronts change hands so quickly nowadays. I hope this one hangs on for awhile. MB

Ken Mac said...

great old joint. But the thrift shop is here to stay..

Jarart said...

"Changing Hands", what a great name for a thrift store. Colorful photo too.

Ilse said...

I love these places. Unfortunately, the rent is so high in Boston that we no longer have such curiousity shops.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Nice one! This place is where 'multi-purpose' gets a different meaning.

JM said...

This is very interesting! It doesn't look like a shops in the US to me.

Virginia said...

I'm with Leif, a tattoo parlor any day now or wait..... a tanning bed? Oh I forgot, you're Florida, no need for that. Well whatever, changing hands it will be over and over I'm afraid.
V

jusdealem said...

I like that name! Hopefully, the church found a more suitable buidling? We have had SO many thrift stores open up shop around here lately, I was just about to do a post about it. I know they won't all survive...too many!

Speaking of thrifty, I have a new toy! Come see! :)

Boise Diva said...

I hope this is the last change for a while.

Marie-Noyale said...

Could have used a little paint job before the opening!

Kcalpesh said...

Hmm Perfect Name there! Lets see whom does the place suit the best! :-)

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Bibi said...

I am drawn to thrift shops like a wasp to a soft drink. I cannot pass one by, and would definitely drop in here.

Lois said...

At least it's being used and not boarded up and abandoned.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Well, I wish the thift shop luck, interesting capture. (I like thrift shops).

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson