time stands still, Montgomery AL

As we were leaving Montgomery en-route to Selma, we passed this junction. Two majestic businesses, now defunct and corroding to oblivion. One can only imagine the backstory here – the rivals on opposite sides of the road; garments that clothed a thousand lives whirling in a sea of suds; these red and white bricks under the blue blue sky, striving for 1st in a predetermined race. ~R