single frame: Welcome to downtown New Augusta

Downtown New Augusta

Welcome to downtown New Augusta
Olympus XA
Kosmo Foto Mono

While I was shooting up my first roll of Kosmo Foto Mono (which I review tomorrow — but for a preview, see my profile on the Kosmo Foto blog) I stopped briefly in New Augusta, a small town that has long since been swallowed up by Indianapolis.

I lived near here for a long time, and it became a place I visited from time to time just for photography. I wouldn’t mind living here. Even though New Augusta is surrounded by suburban strip malls on one side and light industrial on the other, when you’re on its streets it feels like a hundred miles from anywhere.

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6 responses to “single frame: Welcome to downtown New Augusta”

  1. lasousa2015 Avatar

    Great image. XA never ceases to amaze.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It is truly a great camera.

  2. Film Beginnings Avatar

    Looking forward to the review on the film. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It’s up! Went live at 5 am today.

  3. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    I stumbled on New Augusta when I first came to Indy, I was trying to kill time for an interview, and ended up driving around greater west side 71st street. Ditto, I’d love to live there, provided someone could guarantee me that it would remain as “cut off” from the bustle as it is today! Priced a house back there, and was kind of shocked that the people wanted well over 200K for it (and it looked like it needed another 50K to get it “live-able”). Sort of “unrealistic”. I guess there was a regular “old” Augusta on 71st and Michigan Road, but when the railroad moved a mile west, a town followed and called itself “New”! More hear from the National Park Service:

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I did know about the Augusta/New Augusta story! I think I’ve written about it here before.

      New Augusta has been secluded for longer than I’ve lived here and I see no chance that they’d ever pave those roads through.

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