Schools Out

Clarke County, GA


This is an old African American schoolhouse that has been recently condemned and will disappear soon. I wanted to get a good photo of it before it was gone. It's one of those places that never has good light so I waited for a cloudy day, which seem to fit. This old structure is sad. The two buzzards on the roof didn't help either.

  • Wolfgang Schlegl 7y

  • Joe Miller PRO 7y

    This is fantastic! Instant fave. Glad you got this shot before it is gone forever.
  • Evan Leavitt 7y

    Thank You Kindly!
  • Chicagos~Finest PRO 7y

    This is beautiful!!
    Great colors and comp!

    A new FAV of mine!
  • tim Jones 7y

    wow, that is an amazing place.
  • Dan 7y

    Another remarkable shot! Nice work, Evan . . .
  • Anna Gay Leavitt 7y

    Evan - Break in, save it! When you're 80 you'll wish you had!
  • klondike kid PRO 7y

    i must go see this.
    its probably 5 miles from where i live.

    Your photo stream is stupendous.
  • Evan Leavitt 7y


    Tom, definately go check it out.
  • Frank Brauner 7y

    Excellent light and mood and great continuation of your houses series... Best wishes, Frank

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Pat Henson 7y

    I think this all the time, but don't say it out loud too much: Why do places like this have to be condemned? If no on eis going to keep it up, why can't it just stay till it falls in. What is it hurting? I guess I love these old pplaces too much and you capture them better than anyone.
  • Dagmar Nelson PRO 7y

    What it is hurting is people like us that go in and around to take photos. It becomes a liability. Or an eyesore on the property of someone who does not see the beauty in it. Not everyone does, even if it is treated so beautifully as here. It is also sitting on land that would be perfect for a new subdivision...

    Don't get me wrong, I'm on your side and wish more of these structures would either be saved (and in way that is mindful of the past) or left to their own.
  • Evan Leavitt 7y

    In a perfect world, us rural photographers would have pure unmolested Americana on every corner...

    I'll just keep on being a liability and I hope for the best. I wish all people saw the beauty of these places. Pat and Dagmar keep doing what you do best, documenting our wonderful ruralness!

    Damn subdivisions.
  • Clayton Wells PRO 7y

    nice capture. again - amazing light and processing!
  • Pat Henson 7y

    On the mantal, do it! I'll come up and help.
  • Mc Morr 7y

    wonderfully captured
  • From Any Angle PRO 7y

    Excellent Shot!!
    Structures of the South

    Love this!
  • sagehopper PRO 7y

    Really a beautiful picture ! Speaks volumes !
  • Extra Medium PRO 7y

    As a big fan of clouds you really do have some amazing shots in your stream.
  • Sergiu Vendlinger 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called FotoPlazza, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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Taken on January 5, 2009
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