Sunday, June 29, 2014

From Bank to Library

By Joann M. Ringelstetter

In mid-May of this year, Ruth and I spent a Saturday afternoon photographing mostly in the Mount Horeb, Wisconsin area. We ended our afternoon of photographing in the small town of Hollandale, in Iowa County. Ruth wanted me to capture an old bank building that had been converted to the town library.

As I stood in the middle of the intersection with my camera on the tripod, a car pulled up and the following conversation took place between the driver and me.

Driver: “What are you taking a picture of?”

Joann: “What am I pointing my camera at?”

Driver: “The bank…only it’s not a bank anymore.”

Joann: “Yeah, now it’s the library. I love that! And it’s got a burglar alarm.”

Joann: “I mean, how cool is that?! If anyone tries to steal a book, the whole town will know!”

And with that, the driver laughed and pulled away.

Happy Shunpiking!