“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
My daughter had another photo project that I found interesting and though I would participate in. For this project she had to find something in the “unseen” side of Mahopac, New York. This house is along a pretty well traveled road and even though we go by it just about every day, you never really see it.
This is one of my favorite photos. The Appalachian Trail has only one passenger railroad station that stops on the trail about one and a half hours north of NYC. Many thru hikers have taken the train and made the journey into the city as a a temporary break from the long days of hiking. The photo was taken looking north.
When you look at pictures of Rodgers Book Barn you can see why most of the attraction is to the building itself. Scattered around the building, however, are statues, trinkets and other oddities that reinforce the eccentricity that makes the Book Barn what it is.
“Old books exert a strange fascination for me — their smell, their feel, their history; wondering who might have owned them, how they lived, what they felt.”
At least a couple of times a year we head up to Hillsdale, NY to pay a visit to our favorite used bookstore, Rodgers Book Barn. Even though we have been heading north to look for books old and new for over two decades, searching for something to read in this unique little bookstore never gets old!
Over the years I have taken many picture of the Book Barn, but I can’t remember presenting them in B & W. Here are some of the Book Barn itself with a few of the surrounding property.