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Main Street, USA in New Market, Maryland.
New Market, Maryland is a delightful small town, located along old Route 40 between Baltimore and Frederick, Maryland. According to Wikipedia:
“New Market is known as the Antiques Capital of Maryland. Downtown New Market is lined with many small shops specializing in the sale of antiques and other goods. While antiques tourism occurs year round, New Market holds two annual festivals that highlight the town’s historic past. The “A Day in New Market” festival is held annually on the first Saturday in May. “Christmas in New Market” is held on the first Saturday in December every year as well. Both festivals celebrate the traditional life of 18th and 19th century residents."
As long as I’ve been visiting New Market, the General Store, seen here captured in July of 2009, has been open for business. Stepping inside is like stepping back in time. I hope it continues operating for many more years to come.
Original photographic image tonemapped in Photomatix Pro, edited in Photoshop CS4 and CS6, then digitally hand-painted in Corel Painter 2015. My thanks to 2 Lil Owls for the lovely hint of texture.