When I moved south in 2006 I had no idea what to expect. Hoping for Walker Evans, instead I found suburban sprawl and strip malls.  I decided to  try harder and gave myself a “sabbatical” before begining  a new job. For six months, armed with an atlas that showed me the old roads, I explored my new state and discovered that much remains. Rows of tobacco farms once marched across the landscape. I documented as many of them as I could find. Country stores still stand at crossroads and empty churches are sadly abundant. I have recently begun revisiting sites first discovered 14 years ago- finding many gone but some, like Luck, almost unchanged.