Heiden Hotel - Front
Originally uploaded by Duff Suds.
The Heiden Hotel - one of many decaying resorts in the Catskills of New York.
Going through the lobby of the former Heiden Hotel we came across a postcard showing the prosperous and fun times of summers past. Judging from the styles and the phone number on the back (190-191) it was from the late 60's.
It's funny the emotions that a photograph can bring to the surface in different people. When I first stumbled upon these bikes it was definitely the emotions of fear and dread. I did allow myself to fancy that possibly these did belong to kids who had gone off on an adventure, but the image screamed tragedy and so I posted it under the "Little Bobby was never seen again" title.
It could just as easily been "Little Bobby off on an adventure..." but to me that wouldn't work.
In reality these bikes are probably all stolen from neighboring houses, and dumped along the tracks when the tires go flat.
Anyway, you never know what you will find out shooting.
Welcome to the Desolate Places blog. Every week I will post a few of my photos from Flickr with some additional commentary.
Also, in a few days DesolatePlaces.com will be back in operation!
Things are happening!