Play it Again, Sam - Hotel Empire lobby, 2012. Shortly before sunset, with the sun ablaze in a brilliant pink, I wandered down the stairs of the Hotel Empire, the least-vandalized and most-intact of the abandoned hotels in Sharon Springs. The dingy old piano, topped by an ancient AM/FM radio and accompanied by a chair in lieu of its missing bench, had taken on a lovely glow in the evening sun. Oddly, the next time I saw it some two years later, someone had pinched the radio.
This guy’s narration is so perfectly upstate (Liverpool, NY) as he arrives at his business and finds a random goat and llama just hanging out in the parking lot. He even apologizes for video’ing in portrait not landscape. [via gothamist]