If you drive around Bentonville, AR it is getting hard to find "rustic" or "grunge" photo opportunities. There is so much new construction going on that many small town details are disappearing. I guess that's okay. I've lived in areas that weren't growing and areas that were growing. I pick growing. Anyway, here are a few images that I turned into black & white photos. I just think that the B&W treatment gives a timeless character to these photos.
Let's face it, you know that your town has transitioned from small country town into something new when the Farmer's Exchange shutters its doors.
A local investor has purchased the building but hasn't made a decision about what the future use will be. Since the investor is a lifelong resident, I know that the building will not be destroyed, but will find new life.
I found this hat hanging on a hook at the Farmer's Exhange. Someone had to have a ladder to put it there, but I appreciate the photo-op.
Another icon is this garage. There was a time when Bentonville looked just like Mayberry RFD and you could imagine Andy, Opie, Aunt Bea and Barney living here. Head down to the garage and you just knew that Gomer or Goober would meet you at the door. This building is still in use. Have a blessed day.,