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This single block of Fry Street, adjacent to the University of North Texas campus in Denton, Texas, became a center for head shops selling various "smoking"-related supplies and paraphernalia in the 1960's and 1970's. One side of the street remains little changed today, but the other side has been replaced by a large new block of apartments and shops. The Birmingham Balloon, and The Yellow Submarine, a very good sandwich shop in my day, are gone forever. This vividly painted building has somehow remained intact, although it now houses a much more mundane photocopying center. ___________________________Gary Holmes, photographer: I am an opportunist photographer of nature, landscapes, abstract, and other found objects of interest. I prefer to capture the spontaneity of things and events as they are occurring, and rarely photograph staged subjects other than portraits. Although I have been a photographer for decades, I have only started posting them for others to see since about September 2012. Please see my largest collection of photographs posted at I had sufficient encouragement from posts on other sites to try putting some up for sale on Fine Art America (FAA), which offers a wide range of printing and mounting options not currently available on 500px. As a result, I have successfully sold some of my works. Unfortunately, photography is not my primary field, and I have limited time to expand my online presence, but I will continue to steadily post more of my best works on 500px and/or FAA every week. Please revisit my sites periodically.

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