Here we have a cluster of abandoned businesses...or are they? As usual, this visit to a rather mundane site in the setting sun's light had a few surprises in store.
My photography was handicapped this time out, as my digital camera's screen suddenly quit working, forcing me to use the viewfinder, which is how my parents use a digital camera. I felt hobbled by this limitation. After 9,000 photos on this model, it's time for a new camera. Santa? Are you out there?
(Update: the screen started working again! But Santa, I still wouldn't refuse an upgrade.)
I believe the neighborhood these buildings are in is called Old South Baton Rouge. Across the street from the buildings above is this former auto shop.
Also in the area, you see many abandoned shotgun shacks and other small homes like this one.
But back to this post's titular TV and VCR repair shop. It appears that another shop used to exist on the corner, but now all that's left is a ghost floor. You see a lot of those here, sometimes with front steps intact.
Here comes the surprises. First, a DIY screed against government-run health care.
Next, a carving of a hand holding a football on its own shelf.
And finally, as I came to the far end of the building with the sign and the carving, the faint sound of recorded music. I looked up to the source: a small black speaker attached to the building was playing the radio. You can just make it out in the second photo of the post, under the tin roof overhang.