As I mentioned in my note for Prunus Virginiana, Volant is a quaint tourist village. The first store in Volant was built in 1877 by John and William Graham. By the turn of the 20th century the village was a bustling commercial community. Thanks to the New Castle-Franklin railroad Volant became a popular shopping district. With the Great Depression came a gradual decline of the economy. As the economy worsened the business district diminished to almost nothing. The trains stopped running through Volant in 1975. Volant soon became forgotten and returned to its rural roots. In 1984, a renaissance began and shops were opened on Main Street. After several years of rapid growth, there are now over 50 shops and restaurants, turning Volant from a sleepy little village into one of western Pennsylvania's most popular tourist attractions.
However, something is amiss. The village used to have boxcar shops to commemorate the railroad that had invigorated it in the past. This summer, all those shops are closed. Beginning of another depression, perhabs?
Mevsim için Kapalı
Benim Prunus Virginiana için notumda belirtildiğim gibi, Volant şirin bir turizm köyüdür. Volantın ilk mağazası John ve William Graham tarafından 1877 yılında yaptırılmıştır. 20. yüzyılın başlarında kadar köy hareketli bir ticari topluluk olmuştu. Volant, New Castle-Franklin demiryolu sayesinde popüler bir alışveriş bölgesi haline geldi. Büyük Buhran ile ekonomisine kademeli bir düşüş geldi. Ekonomi kötüleştikçe iş bölgesi hemen hemen hiçbir şeye kadar azaldı. Trenler 1975 yılında Volantdan geçmez oldu. Hemen sonra Volant unutuldu ve kırsal köklerine döndü. 1984 yılında, bir rönesans başladı ve ana cadde üzerinde dükkanlar açıldı. Hızlı büyümeli birkaç yıldan sonra, şimdi Volantı uykulu küçük bir köyden Batı Pennsylvanianın en popüler turistik cazibelerinden birine döndüren 50nin üzerinde mağaza ve restoran var.
Ancak, bir şeyler yanlış. Köyün, geçmişte onu canlandıran demiryolunu anmak için yük vagonu dükkanları vardı. Bu yaz, bu dükkanlar tüm kapalı. Başka bir depresyon başlangıcı mı acaba?
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jimmj63 (2269) 2013-09-02 23:29
very good POV with the tree colors. Well done
fabbs99 (11102) 2013-09-02 23:41
Nice shot of the colorful containers.Nice depth of field.Excellent POV and perspective, beautiful colors and light, good sharpness.TFS.
dta (56628) 2013-09-03 1:10
Hello Murat ,
Very fine perspective on these colorful cabins . Excellent use of teh DOF with the outs of focus part in the FG .
Nicou (105767) 2013-09-03 2:12
Qeulle compo et prespective le rendu et le couleur sur ces container ces canelures et contrastes avec le banc superbe captage.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (43975) 2013-09-03 2:23
One cat left on the premises to maintain security....
Nice colorful display of containers, depth is fine as they stood in juxtaposition down the alley.
ourania (18616) 2013-09-03 7:32
the colourful boxes with their graphical style and the decisive perspective bestowed by your point of view and composition are very attractive. We irresistibly follow this perspective along the bridge and I love the narrow space you've left between the red facade and the railing. The colours have a superb moodiness, even the bright ones and there are certain details here and there that add interest and meaning. I sincerely hope this is not the "beginning of another depression", it's so sad seeing shops closing down every day in Greece. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Miguel82 (14442) 2013-09-03 11:48
I suppose we're at the time of the start of the university year for you,
You should have many work and things to prepare. Yes I remember the Prunus Virginiana Murat
Colorful boxes but closed at the time of your picture, good pov and informative comment
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-09-03 15:22
The colors of the boxcars are great and their rooflines form a strong diagonal. The far chain is nice and sharp -- I wish the near chain could have been equally so! I am usually in favor of a very tight cropping, but perhaps this one could have benefitted from a little more of the handrails (up the steps) showing? Just brainstorming!
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-03 16:47
The strong colors are beautiful in your picture, and the perspective is also great! Wonderful composition! Excellent job!
danos (78112) 2013-09-04 0:10
nice the view of the place with the colourful containers to make the image very effective adding at the same time depth and perspective in the image.
I like the light management.
kato (9522) 2013-09-04 4:47
The ecomony always repeats rising and decline when we are thinking about it in long span. Now, probably, this village with commercial community has received the aftereffect of the economic recession. Anyway, It seems to a good idea to utilize boxcar as a store. You catch well a diagonal line of it by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity. And, the greenery of backdrop shows the situation of this place.
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-09-04 7:37
I like the combination of basic colours to influence the eye rendering the strong effect. A cheery spectacle enough to keep everybody happy during off season for sure, the compo works fine in this orientation with great perspective, good exposure control and sharpness. This is beautifully done flawlessly, Congrats.
jemaflor (74044) 2013-09-04 9:38
Good pov with interesting depth result, nice with all these colors, well framed, tfs.
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-09-20 14:44
Murat, very interesting note and of course a nice picture to accompany that note...colorful and nicely taken to explain perfectly how things work..
thank you very much for visiting me and for your very polite comment...front of the beauty of Istanbul, I remain silent too..
all the best
serp2000 (33099) 2013-10-12 5:11
Hm, original picture, I see you've used the stairs for your low point of view. I like the conception of this site: Learning about the world through photography.
Very informative note, good photo.
I can agree with you about previous theme, I have got my two computers and sometime I got any problem with so different colors settings of the monitors.
Best wishes from Russia!
jmdias (48341) 2013-10-26 0:37
nice lower pov catching the façades of the shops and their colors. nice note explaining the history of the local.
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (5219)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-09
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, RAW, Vivitar Series 1 HD CPL 67mm
- Exposure: f/5.3, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-02 20:16