A few months ago when I was driving up to Amarillo from Dallas, I passed through an old small Texas town called Childress. I thought it was so interesting how it looked so abandoned and dull. How I found that interesting I don’t know.
On my way back down to Dallas I spent the night in Childress so I could wake up early in the morning to take some photos of Childress at sunrise to get some great lighting.
The first things I saw that caught my attention was this antique stove sitting against a building on the side of the road in downtown. Right by it were a bunch of old signs attached to the side of the building.
A lot of places were still open for business but yet they looked like they haven’t had a customer in years. Like this taxidermy place in the downtown area:
I have recently learned about new genre of photography that I have always enjoyed called Urbex – Urban Exploration. It is defined in Wikipedia as the examination of the normally unseen or off-limits parts of urban areas or industrial facilities. This town had amazing Urbex opportunities like this photo I was able to get of the sunrise through a dirty abandoned factory window:
Here is the outside of the building I was in, I saw the sun through one of those window, I think it was one of the bottom ones on the left.
This bakery really stood out among all the emptiness of the town, it’s colors and architecture style. I went too early, it was still closed, it made for a great pic but I wish I had a chance to eat something there as well. Maybe I will next time I drive through that town this summer.