Columbia, originally uploaded by Thomas Gehrke.
As much work as Paducah (KY) has done to renovate downtown, this building, more than any other in my mind, displays the true state of this area. There is an old-style class and beauty that has fallen into disrepair with seemingly little interest in truly cleaning things up.

Don't get me wrong. I love a lot of what has been done downtown, but I just feel that much of it is superficial. There are opportunities here that are generally ignored for reasons I simply do not understand. Being the cynic that I am, I have my suspicions on why that is.

At any rate, here is a shot from this past weekend. I hope you like it.