Afton, OK

The following photos were taken last weekend while visiting the “almost” ghost town of Afton.  I toured the Packard Museum and wandered the streets photographing the dying and decaying storefronts.

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This boarded up window set in a rock wall really popped with the green paint.

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Headlight of a restored Packard housed in the old DX gas station.

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Flags on grill of an old restored Packard.

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Empty chairs in front of what I thought to be an abandoned building.  What I thought was interesting, if you look closely, you can see that one of the chairs is tied up.  Did the owner think someone would take this old beat up chair for their own or were they afraid the Oklahoma winds would carry it away? 

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A broken window in a forgotten building.  I thought the dried up vines growing on the inside were ironic.  I also loved the way the blue sky reflected on the old beveled glass panes.

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Another ironic photo – a padlock on a door with no glass.

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This was an old motel along Historic Route 66.  The roof was gone – all that remained were the rafters, which made an interesting shadow on the wall.  The window looks out on the woods behind the building.

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And finally, these daffodils representing Spring and renewal were growing in a yard with a barn in dire need of a new coat of paint.

Hope you enjoyed the tour of Afton, OK, – the “almost” ghost town.  Stay tuned – I’ll be taking another road trip in a couple of weeks.  In the meantime, I would urge all of you to get out there with your camera and do some exploring of your own.  You never know what kind of treasures you’ll find along the highways and byways of your great state.  Happy Travels! 

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