Well, I guess you guys like the photo.

Yesterday, I posted this film shot that I took from I-787 of the decrepit, crumbling, give-gallon-Visine-with-a-Murine-chaser eyesore known as Central Warehouse. At the time of the photo, the building’s owner decided to drape the facade with a big American flag. Of course, if you’re riding by and you saw the flag on the side of Central Warehouse, you would have thought that some urban explorers had stormed the building and were marking their turf.

Old Glory on Older Inglorious. Kodak Medalist II camera, Kodak Ektachrome 64X expired film. Photo (c) 2021 Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

Just for a lark, I posted the image on the r/albany subreddit of the social media site reddit. As you know, I have a love/hate relationship with that site.

This time, I didn’t receive any hate.

Lots of people commented on the picture. Others noted that it definitely looks like a set piece from the Fallout video game, or maybe it’s a new location for The Walking Dead. And with that in mind, I thought to myself, well, if I can get the redditors at r/albany to talk about this with the same enthusiasm that they have for the holy trinity of Ted’s Fish Fry, Steamed Hams references and the signage outside of the Nite Moves strip club…

Then you know what? I’m going to put this image into competition.

Well, it’s really too late to enter it in this year’s competition, but I decided that it at least deserves one point of exposure.

Since Central Warehouse is considered Albany-based architecture…

And I have a show that’s perfectly BUILT for such architectural subjects…

Yes, I’m entering this as one of my (at the moment, three) entrants in this fall’s Historic Albany Foundation’s BUILT charitable auction. Last night, I ordered an acrylic print of Old Glory and Older Inglorious from ArtBeat studios in Anaheim, so it should be ready in plenty of time for the show.

Oh, don’t worry, I have two other entrants for BUILT ready as well, but one’s on its way to the New York State Fair for exhibition, and the other’s designated for the Durham Fair in September. So, yeah, they’ll be a wee bit indisposed at the moment. 😀