General

The store was wedged between two taller buildings. It looked squeezed, as if the neighbours were closing in. The sign was old, some letters had become illegible in the peeling paint. But the window was clean and the artifacts on display were clearly antique. There was no theme to them or colour coordination and they were crammed together rather than artistically arranged. Sandeep pushed the door and a bell rang. It was far longer than it was wide, almost a corridor with shelving spanning both sides. It was pristine. Then with some kerfuffle an old gent emerged in tweeds that were of the same era as his wares.

By frankjohn, October 30, 2014.
General

unkempt, dilapidated, neglected, thick grime on show window, faded sign, sign with peeling gold paint, in a row of family owned shops, narrow terraced houses around with black wrought iron railings, bill board outside with today's special deals, opening times scrawled on a piece or card and stuck to the inside of the glass door, dingy, cluttered.

By angela, March 17, 2012.