Sunday Morning

Thomas Akers

Buena Vista, United States

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The city depicted is Lynchburg, Virginia. It has the distinction of being the largest city in the continental United States not situated on an interstate. Because of this quirk perhaps, there is an insular quality about it. It hugs the Blue Ridge. The Rapidan and the Wilderness Battlefields are to its east. A place built on tobacco; and the great wealth that it once gendered is reflected in its fabulous buildings and architecture that are slowly sliding into ruin. One is looking at a part of the old city that was once tied to that tobacco trade. It is the eastern end of Main Street across from the nation’s oldest continuous farmer’s market. Up the rise to the right is cobbled Church Street where the huge and ornate buildings of the various denomination vie for prominence. To the left the streets drop sharply downward to the James River where a dead Jackson was once placed on a bateau for the finale voyage back to his home in Lexington.

On a Sunday the bypass takes the residents to the eateries and shopping malls leaving the old town to the ghosts that heralded its birth. The wan morning sun cast stretched shadows across the empty street. The few cars are like flotsam left by the ebbing tide of a 21st. Century and the 19th. gazes out once more from upper grimed windows while a mackerel sky promises coming rain.

24×48 inches Acrylic on wood

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