06
Mar
09

dinosaurs

As you drive or walk down the streets of Louisville, it seems like businesses are constantly opening or closing.  New vinyl signs are draped over slightly older plastic signs with a different name.  We wonder how long that one will last.  Modern boutiques and chain restaurants come and go, but buried between are the dinosaurs: businesses that have been around forever and mysteriously continue to stay in business, despite the fact that the product they sell may be obselete to most.

A clock repair shop specializing in cuckoo and grandfather clock repairs; brass polishing (when’s the last time you needed some trophies polished?); used and antique cameras (personally, I hope print film never goes away); and the Magnetic Tape and Recording Co. (the only place in town I have found replacement styluses for my turntable and repair work for analog 4 and 8 track recorders)  You get the idea.  The next time you go for a drive, notice these and other dinosaur stores.  They remind us of where we’ve been and who we were.  You might find some neat stuff you never knew you needed.

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2 Responses to “dinosaurs”


  1. 1 Edward Gibbon
    March 17, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Loved these images, especially the brass through glass. You not only have a great eye, your choices in subject matter are fabulous.


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