A Photo for Friday

"Down Goes McCartha"

Down Goes McCartha

“Down Goes McCartha”

September 16, 2021

Troy, AL (Troy University)

FILED UNDER: Photo for Friday, Photography
Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    The chair holding the door open seems out of place.

  2. JohnMcC says:

    Well, that’s certainly evocative. But it’s not your usual play of light, symmetry in nature sort of … well, my expectations, honestly … but different anyhow. (stammer, shuffle feet)

    Possibly a local issue? My mind wanders to maybe preservationists lost this one on campus.

  3. @JohnMcC: An older building on campus with a chronic basement flooding problem (and therefore a mold problem). A new polymer-chemistry research facility is going to replace it.

  4. flat earth luddite says:

    With your explanation to John McC, I can see why this one caught your mind, and your eye. Evocative indeed. Not your usual submission, but nice eye!

  5. @flat earth luddite: Thanks.

    I will admit to being fascinated by cases of buildings that have decayed or are being overrun by nature. In this case, it was an accelerated situation!

    There was also something about the partial facade that was visually appealing to me.