It was a bit of a lucky coincidence that the theme for this week’s WordPress photography challenge is nostalgic and I just happened to be in St. Charles, Missouri. Main Street in St. Charles is a fun place to poke around and have a bit of a look at the past. Most of the buildings have plaques complete with photos of how the building use to look. The brick-lined streets just add to the mood of the place:
I took this shot at about 8 in the morning before any of the shops were really open. I chose this one for the post because despite the early hour, it was hard to get a shot that didn’t include a very modern looking car.
Just for fun I made a sepia version as well:
What do you think? Does the sepia feel more nostalgic to you or are you fine in color?
The shop in the photo is Olde Town Spice Shoppe. One thing we Americans like to do when something is suppose to have an old-time feel to it is add the letter “e” where we don’t usually. Having said that, if you happen to be in the area, this shop is well worth a visit if you like food. They carry an impressive range of spices and other delicious things.