A few weeks ago we took a little road trip near the Texas, Oklahoma border. Carpenters Bluff, Texas is not really there anymore. Very few houses are left. Most all the buildings are demolished, but the bridge still crosses the Red River.
I was there several years ago on my motorcycle and it could still be driven. Today it is closed except pedestrian traffic and graffiti. On the Wooden side, moss has all but taken over several yards of the bridge.
We had a nice time but the wind was blowing so much, we didn’t stay long.
I can’t wait to see what the next adventure might be!
During this crazy stay at home time, I had to go out early one morning. It was misty and overcast but it made a nice glow in the lights. This was taken at 6:30am at central expressway and George Bush tollway on a Sunday morning.
I suppose I am drawn to the demolition of buildings and structures around town. Down the street from our house, another Gas station/Convenience store is being demolished to make way for something new and better.
I guess even Beer & Wine or State Inspections couldn’t save this one.
I’m pretty sure this wont happen in this building anyway!
SEArS. The letters on the Sears end of the mall have been hanging for a while before the mall actually closed. I stopped by when you could still go inside the mall and could not resist to shoot the sign.
Photographed: Plano, TX 2019-07-26
It wont be dangling much longer as the demo crew has started on that section of the mall.
Photographed: Plano, TX 2019-11-02
Its kind of funny the barricade is still there. We sure don’t want that letter to fall on anyone!
Collin Creek mall is well underway of being demolished to make room for the new facility.
It’s interesting, for me anyway, to watch the heavy machinery knock this building down. With the precision of a very large human hand, the operators can separate the tin from the re-bar and concrete and place in individual piles.
I will be back next weekend to see how much more is knocked down. At some point I may post a photo time-laps.
Collin Creek Mall is being demolished and investors are making way for a new mixed-use facility.
With fences all the way around, I have to find some higher ground to get the camera over them to see what is behind. Heavy machinery and piles of scrap lay around on the east side where the demolition is underway.
Photographed: Plano, TX 2019.09.26
It looks like they may have attempted to save some of the Mosaic that was on Macy’s.
Maybe this is what is meant by an “Open Air” Mall.