The Story Behind the Photo

January 10, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The most fun gallery here might be the Americana gallery.  These are images that seem unique to our culture, and some make me wonder what the story is behind the subject -- which is usually a building or a scene one doesn't run across routinely.  Such is the case with this image of Sista's BBQ.

This strange little building appears just outside of Freeport, Maine.  It has clearly been re-purposed as a barbecue joint, since I can't imagine what the reclining-cow-with-daisies in the coffee cup on top of the building has to do with barbecue.  Of course, it's equally unclear what it was in its previous incarnation -- a drive-in coffee place, a soup stand, a tea bar, what?  Whatever it was, the whole cow thing up top seems to imply a whimsical dairy theme, and the new owners apparently liked it so much they left it that way.  Either that or they lacked ladders tall enough to re-paint it in the new red and yellow flaming barbecue motif.

Anyway, I found it so visually amusing that it was a turn-the-car-around-and-get-that-shot kind of scene. 

I hope you are amused as well.

 

Update: Turns this was once indeed a drive-through coffee shop called Udder Place Coffee.  Here's a blurb from a few years back that tells the story:  http://theborrowedabode.com/2010/10/trip-pics-anudder-one-bites-the-dust/ 


Sista's BBQNear Freeport, Maine


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