A Humble Salute

Southern Shacks

Grub Shack

Grub Shack, Near Turner Field, Atlanta

Strewn across the Southern landscape thousands of simple dwellings, humble bodegas, and brightly painted block buildings give personality to the land. These are the venerable shacks, shanties and sheds of the South. The rib shack, the snack shack, the wing shack, and who can forget the love shack?

Green house

Is this the Love Shack? Near Gay, Georgia

The Love Shack is a little old place where we can get together, Love Shack, baby (Love Shack, baby) Love Shack, that’s where it’s at, Love Shack, that’s where it’s at.” – The B-52’s

Savannah house

Perhaps THIS is the Love Shack. NE Lathrop Avenue, Savannah

Forbidden Love

… or did the B-52’s have forbidden love in mind?

Barbecue is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.” – George Bernard Shaw

Rib Shack

Rib Shack. The former Moody’s Bar-B-Q, Woodbine

Randy's Bar-B-Q

Wheaton Street, Savannah

Kodachrome, they give us those nice bright colors, They give us the greens of summers, Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, oh yeah.” – Paul Simon


Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta

… you kind of remind me of the old definition of the Puritan who couldn’t sleep at night, worrying that somehow, someone somewhere was out having a good time.” – President George H. W. Bush


Flames of Fire Church, East Point

I took the pieces you threw away — put them together by night and day — washed by rain and dried by sun, a million pieces … all in one.” – The Rev. Howard Finster

Howard Finster's

Summerville, Georgia

If you eat a chicken wing or a chicken tender in some parts of the country, I probably supplied it.” – Herschel Walker

Wing Lover

Wing Shack, Sylvan Road, Atlanta

I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong? – Willie Nelson

herb shop

Mill Street, Marietta


5 Responses to A Humble Salute

  1. John Ingersoll March 5, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

    Great stuff, Doug. Thanks for finding me

  2. Thomas Gleaton March 5, 2015 at 10:39 pm #

    Doug, these photos bring back great memories. I thoroughly enjoyed each, keep up the good work.

  3. Charles March 5, 2015 at 11:55 pm #

    Doug – Nice colletion; well themed with the quotes. The color work on each photo is so well done! My compliments!

  4. Tamera Gaskin March 8, 2015 at 6:56 pm #

    Truly enjoyed the photos, loved the quotes almost as much!

  5. David J Payne March 12, 2015 at 9:58 am #

    Many thanks for remembering my memories, Doug! GREAT PIX!!!!