Friday, December 4, 2009

Small Cluster Near Tucker

Here's a smattering of modernist-influenced split-levels I found off of Chamblee-Tucker road as it approaches Lavista Road from the west, Southwest of Tucker. I entered the neighborhood, lured in by a couple of yard sale signs.

3994 Menlo Dr

3954 Menlo Dr

2894 Thornbriar Rd

523 Emily Dr

-- Best, John

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Lakeland Screen Wall Modern

More images from my recent trip to Lakeland, Ft Mead and WInter Haven Florida. Love the screening applied tot he front of this flat-roofed modern.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Across for Walmart on Chamblee Tucker and Peachtree Industrial

From the Street
Originally uploaded by johnnyapollo
Unusual manufacturer or distributor building for Besser Vibrapac - interesting use of concrete - upclose it feels more like an Aztec ruin than anything - the building has been abandoned for a while - click on the image to see the full set of photos including detail shots.

Photos taken 2009.08.06

-- John

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Southgate Shopping Center - Right Side

Visited some friends down in Florida. We did a flyby to the Lakeland Southgate Shopping Center - if this looks familiar it was restored as part of the location shoot for Edward Sissorhands - I got quite lucky with the lighting as it was right after dusk and the sky had some incredible colors going on. This image is of the right side - there are two additional photos as part of the flickr set.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Roxy Theater - Clarksville, Tennessee 2008

It's been a while so I thought I would publish some images I took last year to get caught up. First off are some images I took of the Roxy Theater in downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. I remember going to this theater as a child - the balcony was a prime spot from which to hurl popcorn. Growing up the theater was run-down but I've heard some restoration has been started (and done?), especially since the tornado that hit downtown shook things up a bit. I hope this theater never goes away - as is evident it's still in use and ranks right up there with the best in Americana and Deco with its classic styling. I have a special love affair with the cinema and this theater brings back much of the magic missing from most mega-complexes.

-- John