December 30, 2007

Return to the City of Stars


Kilgore - the City of Stars. It's so easy to imagine what the East Texas oil boom was like when walking its wide, downtown streets. A final, last holiday weekend of the Holiday Season post, in Kilgore no less (taken Friday, December 28, as the sun was beginning to go down):

sun going down on crim theater facade
Crim Theater

texan theater ready for sunset
Texan Theater

sun setting on longhorn drugs
crim theater ticket booth

The neon came on about 5:15:

crim theater at sunset
the crim theater neon sign
kilgore's crim theater at sunset
texan theater sunset
kilgore at dusk
kilgore derricks at christmas
theaters at sunset

5 comments:

Kenna said...

I'm in Waco, I came across your site via Four Four, I'm hooked. thanks!

Chris said...

Hi kenna. I'm so glad you are hooked. So, now I start charging. That's the procedure, right?

Waco - it's on my list to visit! I'll make it there, eventually.

Kenna said...

ok, last night while cooking dinner, listening to music, Wichita Lineman (one of my favs.) came on and I thought of these shots.

Chris said...

Oh, cool! That is a great song. I assume the Glen Campbell version. I can understand the connection you made. Kilgore is evocative of so much.

Kenna said...

Yes, Glen Campbell! It has such a lonely, yearning feel to it, just like these pictures.