A few days ago I shared a #WayBackMachine image from an abandoned dog track north of Phoenix. I visited this site with Mike Olbinski and Rick Young and we all had a really good time out there shooting that day. It seemed that every direction your looked the site had a story to tell. This scene screamed at me to make an image of it. This room was at one time the “fine dining” room for the track facility. I just loved how the spray painted face looked sad to be seeing the room in the condition it was in. Of all the images from that day this one really shows how something can have a “heyday” and then fall into utter dis-repair. It truly is sad when you think about it.
For the record, I don’t feel that it is sad that there is no longer dog racing at this track, I think that is a good thing, but I do see a certain sadness when any structure is neglected and falls into disrepair.