Bypassed by the Interstate

Last week my husband and I went exploring through the small towns of Lecompte and Cheneyville.  They are small towns on the verge of being lost, bypassed by the interstate and left to wither away.  Quiet.  Sleepy.  Decaying.  Growing old with no one paying attention, and so beautiful in their own way.  I am anxious now to go out exploring more diminishing places in Louisiana. 

 A small, sleepy church in Lecompte

A small, sleepy church in Lecompte

 Main Street Lecompte

Main Street Lecompte

 The storefront of a mostly empty building.

The storefront of a mostly empty building.

 Empty Streets

Empty Streets

 Roby's Motors, closed for business.

Roby's Motors, closed for business.

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 H&H Hardware

H&H Hardware

 Old Sugar Mill

Old Sugar Mill

 Welcome to Cheneyville

Welcome to Cheneyville

 Abandoned Victorian

Abandoned Victorian

 Used to be a home

Used to be a home

 Abandoned school

Abandoned school

 Doors to the abandoned school

Doors to the abandoned school

 No sales today

No sales today