I found this bill payment slot on the outside of an old building in Old Winter Garden, Florida and decided it would be the perfect picture for this week's photo challenge at RAZMATAZ . The challenge was to photograph something aged, with character, a history. This little slot has the patina that many designers try to achieve when trying to age an item. I could also picture the people of whichever era this bill slot served, diligently coming into town each week to pay their bills. Now many of us do it with the click of a mouse!
I visited this pretty little town which is located about half an hour from downtown Orlando with my friend CG. She is always up for adventures especially if it involves thrift or antique stores and a stop for a good lunch. She hit the nail on the head by driving me to Winter Garden because there is a little bit of everything there.
I had plenty of contenders for my challenge photo including this one:
I bet you can guess what I found this on. I had no idea Ford made F-750s! Look at what I found on the other side.
Behind the firetruck, under the overhang we found this aged contraption. It was used to apply pesticide to crops.
This is what the town of Winter Garden has done with the area where the passenger train tracks used to run through town up to this station. There is now a wide promenade that both bikers and walkers can use through the center of downtown.
A couple of blocks over we found another railroad station, this one services active train tracks for unloading cargo.
And the town has more than it's fair share of chippy old buildings.
For those in the blogworld who love old signs, Harry and Larry's had quite a collection.
Although I'm not quite sure how or why overalls "wear like a pig's nose". I'm guessing that's a good thing. Anyone know?
The restrooms had wonderful vintage-style lighted signs: