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Tupelo Honey Cafe, first out of Asheville, NC, opened a new restaurant in the old freight train depot building in Johnson City, TN, last summer. I stopped there with friends after a day on the nearby Watauga River doing some photos of cemeteries and the usual over-development of farmland. I had the D800E and the Otus 55 with me as we went into the restaurant, intending just to "chimp" my images of the day. But the restoration of the old Depot was so well done I ended up devoting 25 minutes of our stay to an attempt to capture the essence of the place, which had just opened something like 9 days before. Not the usual lens to do event or reporting type photography, and I had just had the Otus a short time. But it does very well in low light.
The restaurant treats the history of the building with full respect, including an N Scale model railroad layout of the structure itself with the surrounding community, ca. 1948. The floors are original.
Tupelo at the Depot:
Small gallery of all the images: