Sunday, March 12, 2006

archaic



The big box stores are about 20 miles from this spot. Small town America is home to what some would call archaic businesses - skills and tradesman that have gone by the wayside in large developed areas.

Yes, in small town America we still have TV and vacuum cleaner repair shops, people that shoe horses and blacksmiths. They've also added modern skills to their arsenal, such as welding. As you can see this business has been here for a very long time. Hopefully for many more years. This small town is home to the blacksmith and a country store.

4 comments:

pablo said...

my, my, my, but you have the eye!

Floridacracker said...

We have a thoroughbred center nearby, Ocala, so we have a fair number of blacksmiths and farriers.

Tim Rice said...

It feels small town and wonderful.

Judy K. said...

Let's all meet for ice cream at the purple store.