Friday, September 28, 2007

Saturday 9/15/2007

Ferguson St. - Candler Park "Yard Sale"
I was almost ready to call off going to yard sales this week but I gave in hoping to capture some quality images of people divestments. At this sale in the overgrown yard of a craftsman bungalow I found here a multitude of toys related to wrestling. In a plastic cabinet the seller searched in vain to show me a plastic figure of the late Chris Benoit. Benoit was the steroid enhanced grappler who recently murdered his wife and child then took his own life here in Atlanta. She shifted through a large collection of muscular figured but could not find the notorious Benoit’s likeness captured in plastic. Other stuff here included a plastic bin filled with building from a fantasy playscape, A large plastic model of King Kong, some small plaques with kittens on them, a board game entitled “The Age of Exploration”, a plastic bin filled with assorted fantasy creatures and figures and some books. Among the books I found “The Hillside Strangler”, “The Vampire Book”, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone”, “The Dracula book of Great Vampire Stories”, “Nightmare Hour”, “Werewolf”, “Creepy Classics III”, “Paranormal Phenomena” “Tom Sawyer” and “The Good News New Testament”.
I bought nothing.
Model of rampaging Kong in Candler Park.

Lots of wrestler but not Benoit.

Oakdale Ave. – Druid Hills “Yard Sale”

A little later in the morning while on my bike I came across this sale in front of a stately manor house in this upscale neighborhood. The sale was held on the drive way in the rear of the home. Among the usual old electronics, clothing and household items were a large number of things imported from India. While I was there the seller talked of traveling to Goa to study yoga. Among the stuff from the subcontinent was a large framed silk print of a dancer, a box of hand made paper and small picture frames, two large fabric fish and some assorted hand printed fabrics. One large piece of artwork there featured the image of a sultry Indian woman with the single word Lingam written in a large vertical script down the painting. I also found what appeared to be a cracked paper mache egg filled with feathers.
I bought nothing.

Egg with feathers.

Art with an Asian accent found in Druid Hills.


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