Friday, May 4, 2018

Bowling Alley


So far as I know, there are two extant bowling alleys in Ocala. This one is located in a small shopping center on the east side of town. For a variety of reasons, most of which are unknown to me, the sport of bowling has lost its allure for many people.

That's rather sad, I think.


19 comments:

magiceye said...

Beautifully composed and shot!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Gosto deste olhar.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Andy said...

I grew up in era when bowling was fun and also a social event. I had my own ten pin ball with holes drilled in it to fit my hand grip. Also had a special bag to carry it in and my own bowling shoes.

Vicki said...

I love to bowl. Luckily there are 3 bowling alleys near me. You wouldn't even know one was a bowling alley if you didn't live near it. There would be no mistaking what that building was.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I can't resist...


Make Bowling Great Again!


Janis
GDP

Tom said...

...bowling alleys are becoming few and far between around here!

RedPat said...

There are a couple of blowing alleys still going here but I haven't bowled in years. I always loved it though. I don't know why it isn't popular anymore either.

William Kendall said...

There was one (and it's probably still there) in the town near where I grew up. I might have played once or twice, but that's about it.

Small City Scenes said...

Haven't been bowling since the early 60s----wonder why
MB

Marleen said...

I think here bowling isn't as popular anymore as it was in the past. It must have been years since we went bowling, can't even remember when that was..
Anyway there is no doubt the building on your photo is a bowling alley! :)

Sharon Anck said...

I remember some 20 years ago when I was working for First Interstate Bank on a rather large project, I had to spend some time in Reno Nevada doing some training. One time on the flight up to Reno, there was going to be a National Bowling Championship held there and just about everyone on the airplane was carrying their coveted bowling balls with them. They were all in fancy cases, so they weren't rolling around in the overheads or anything like that. It was just remarkable that almost everyone on the flight was carrying a bowling ball case.

Karl Demetz said...

A very showy sign.

bill burke said...

I grew up bowling candlepin and was in various leagues. Our team was one of the top ones in the league sponsored by our post office. Eventually I stopped probably because I started playing darts. I was hooked on that for years and still have a dartboard and my darts. Anyway, bowling was lots of fun. I remember watching championship bowling on tv. Candlepin bowling was very popular in New England. Super memory grabber photo, Lowell. :)

Shammickite said...

We used to have a 5pin bowling alley here!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is a shame Lowell, it's such a good family fun time activity . Happy weekend to you both ✨

Taken For Granted said...

I have never been attracted to the sport of bowling, but I liked the beer and hamburgers often served at bowling alleys.

JEN Garrett said...

I think I've only been bowling once, but it is sad to see a pastime like that be abandoned.

Kay said...

Our bowling alley shut down four or five years ago. And there weren't any takers in the wings ready to keep things going.

silvia de angelis said...

Mi è sempre piaciuto tanto questo gioco di biglie....
Un saluto,silvia

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