Tuesday, January 24, 2012

circa 1857

There is a unique collection of shops near downtown Baton Rouge located in an old drug store. Circa 1857 carries an eclectic mix of old and new. You will find antiques, original art and architectural salvage from around the world here.

In general, I am not a shopper. It's not something I do just to pass the time. Photography has a way of broadening our interests into many different areas, wouldn't you say? I had a nice time photographing these interesting finds and wondering about the stories they could tell.


linked up with texture tuesday



Even when I have my dslr with me, I still pull out my iphone for a few shots. You know how fun instagram can be.  :)

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56 comments:

  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these shots Deb! Oh my - I could take pictures like these all day long... Lots of inspiration! Have a great day! ~Sally

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  2. love all the shots of the antique items!

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  3. Love your photos you have displayed here.

    Thanks for visiting my Texture Tuesday 'Story'. I still have 4 of those chairs that I got in the 1970's. Of course they've been repainted quite a few times; otherwise they'd look like the rusted one. ~smiles~

    peabea (peabea.net)

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  4. Love these shots and what great stuff! Those old windows are too gorgeous! I think I need to come for a visit. With a u-haul truck!

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  5. So much inspiration - how did you not come home with a truck load!

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  6. I loved these! So often I pass places like this by because I am not a shopper either. Won't be doing that again. Thanks!

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  7. I am with Ashley on this one...how did you not come home without a truckload? Reminds me of the flea market here that I used to attend monthly. But then again, you can only have so much "stuff". Great shots this week.

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  8. Oh my, this is a TREASURE TROVE!!!!!!! I could spend all day browsing here AND....spend alot of money too :)

    Kathy

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  9. there's a place about 1/2 hr away that is a 'junque shop'. i love meandering thru the rusty, old metalwork!

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  10. oh wow - LOVE these photos. Your instagrams totally rock!

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  11. Oh gosh! I could get lost there for hours taking pics, & looking at all those gems! Beautiful shots, & love the instagrams!!

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  12. Oh gorgeous! I love antiques like that!

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  13. I love the blue doorway... if I walked past I would just have to go in.

    Mollyxxx

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  14. Great pics of interesting things! :-)

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  15. I love these photos! I wish there were shops like that around here--I miss picking through the odds and ends of old antique shops!

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  16. Great photos, Deb.
    I would have hauled away a load of stuff!

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  17. There are so many interesting and fab finds here! Love these photos.. crazy not to see any snow in these pics! : )

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  18. Really great photos. I love looking at those windows.

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  19. oh man oh man I'm super jealous of your proximity to that store... I would LOVE to shop there. :)

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  20. OHGOSH I WANT TO SHOP THERE!!! Email me and tell me where it is please!

    Also, can you just run back over and buy that red ladder that is in the first shot - LOVE it!!

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  21. i need to go here.. and i see a bunch of stuff i need for my studio.. wow.. I can see senior pics here

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  22. I'm visiting from Sweet Shot Tuesday. LOVED these shots. We have a similar place in Jasper, Alabama called Southern Accents. I wrote about it at http://thehillhangout.com/?p=505. I'd love to visit the one in BR if I ever get over that way. Beautiful photos!!

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  23. What a fabulous place!!! I would love to have joined you!

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  24. That looks like such a fun place to get some interesting shots!

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  25. You managed to find lots of interesting items to take pictures of. Much better than shopping - not a great shopper myself :))

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  26. Wow! That looks like my kind of a store!

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  27. What beautiful shots - I love old and rusty things. So much texture and patina to drool over!

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  28. Fab photos, I would love to just spend hours wandering in shops like that, with my camera, dreaming of what I could do with all that stuff. Happy Tuesday

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  29. I love rusty and old...great shots..

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  30. I would much rather shop with my camera than shop to shop! Love your finds!

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  31. I'm so with you. I loathe shopping. And yes, photography does bring us out of our comfort zones from time to time. Lovely collection here.

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  32. I want to go shopping with you. Done and done.

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  33. Oh I love looking through antique and junk stores. I just like seeing what there is and wondering about the people who loved or hated things last. I rarely leave with much.

    These shots are wonderful. I want to go and peak around.

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  34. I love windows and gates. Great job capturing the beauty of these treasures. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. what stories behind those pictures!!!
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  36. These are great photos and now I can't wait to go there the next time I venture towards Baton Rouge! I have a few projects that I want to complete (thanks to Pinterest) and it looks like that would be the perfect place to find the items I need! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  37. That's definitely my kind of place to browse. Your photos are wonderful, Deb. I feel as if I looked around with you. :)

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  38. Oh, I love those types of places!! LOVE!!

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  39. love these type of antique stores, makes me want all of it!! so fun!!

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  40. Love the set of four! Really neat shots.

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  41. Ooh, I would get lost in these antique shops and salvage yard......I love lod windows and doors.
    Fantastic job on the chair !

    Cheers,
    Bre

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  42. amazing pictures deb! love them!

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  43. Cool, what a neat place to explore. Love all the doors and windows.

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  44. These pics are amazing. You should seek employment for your photography services via a magazine venue...Southern Living for example!
    KDW

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  45. i love the old windows...i have used them for my kid's senior pictures. the photos seem to just float behind the glass. very cool photos!!!

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  46. Not much of a shopper here either ... well, maybe a shopper for photos! Great shots!

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  47. I love going to junk shops! I got a shot of 2 chairs last fall and your red chair reminded me of it...old things with lots of character make such great pieces to photo...

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  48. I would have been like a kid in a candy store. Endless possibilities taking photos there! I happen to love old character as well. Not to mention that I'd really like to buy everything in site.

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  49. great shots... love that blue door with the ornaments! TODAY, i am going to download that app!! thanks for the inspiration!!

    xo

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  50. Very cool shots! I just realized that maybe I can take advantage of feeling less conspicuous with my little p&s and finally go explore some antique stores. I have been wanting to but always chicken out for some reason, haha

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  51. These are great! I, too, am not a shopper but going into shops like this with a camera, sign me up! And now I'm on my way to the attic to photograph my 100 yr. old windows before they get replaced.

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