Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold 2

Post A Week                                                          4/14/2014

I know that this challenge was couple of weeks ago. I shot this picture last week while we were in Tunica, Mississippi but I didn’t have my card reader with me.I shot this picture especially for this challenge. So I said to myself what the heck I’m going to post it anyway.

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Then I thought I couldn’t show just one, so I put together a few more. Hopefully to entertain your eyes.

This beautiful Victorian house is in Eureka,California  I have admired it for many years every time I would go North on Vacation, which was at least once a year from 1970 to 1997. It was built for William Carson it took over one hundred men over two years to construct. This Victorian house  is called the Carson Mansion. I have many photographs  but one in particular that I love BUT I’ll have to look for it.

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Last week the challenge was monuments  and I posted about Powder Works Gun Powder. Then it became cotton mill. The Company had a few houses for employees, they were called  Shot Gun Houses.  A “shotgun house” is a narrow rectangular domestic residence, usually no more than 12 feet (3.5 m) wide, with rooms arranged one behind the other and doors at each end of the house. It was the most popular style of house in the Southern United States from the end of the American Civil War (1861–65), through the 1920s. I got this information –  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia –  The threshold to  life for some.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Post a Week                                                        4/12/2014

As a child I didn’t know much about my family. Then a few years ago I started doing some research. My Dad I found was born in Atlanta,Georgia and my mom was born in San Antonio ,Texas. My grandparents were born in Alabama,Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi  Lord knows were else. I’m mentioning all of this because the Southern United States has always fascinated me. Until I did this research I never really knew why. If it hadn’t been for my mom and dad I probably would have been born in the South. It stead of New York City were they make that Pace Picante Sauce. When people usually asks were I was born,I usually say it with a southern draw. Growing up I was always interested in the history of the United States. That brings me why I’m telling y’all  this because my monument is about the South. The Civil War or as some say between the North and the South. The obelisk chimney 150 foot in the photo below is the only thing still standing from the original Augusta powder works. The original plant stretched out for two miles along the Augusta Canal. It branched off the Savannah River back to the Savannah River. The plant made gunpowder for the confederate army. It was the 2nd largest gunpowder plant in the world at the time. the buildings were torn down  after the was rebuilt for a textile mill.

The Sibley cotton mill was built on the site as a private venture in 1880-82, using bricks from the demolished powder works, it one of the largest and most successful cotton mills in the region.

Powder works were seized and dismantled after the war ended, the commandant, Colonel G.W. Rains, asked in 1872, that the Obelisk Chimney be spared as he had designed it to remain a monument to the Confederacy.

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The American Civil War, 1861–1865

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

Post a Week                                                                                                 Feb. 28,2014

I was In the vicinity Of Gulfport, Miss. about 18 months after hurricane Katrina hit. Gulfport was a town that my wife and I had  spent several three or four days trips at a time coming and going across the United States. We were very fond of the town,so we wanted to see how bad the storm had damaged it. Being a photographer – I took many pictures of the devastation.  This is really Abandonment to the extreme.

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Hurricane Katrina on August 29,2005 leaving 238 people dead, 67 missing in the
Gulf coast of Mississippi and billions of dollars in damages.

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

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Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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This is a  toad stool that popped up in the yard and wanted to be noticed. I liked it because of the lines an pattern.

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This is lines of steel and the pattern is the effects of Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, Mississippi. This was taken 18 months after the storm.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

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A house being rebuilt after Katrina in Gulfport,Mississippi. Compared to the devastation, this is definitely renewal. Hopefully people in Hurricane Sandy can move along faster then it is now and faster than it took Katrina. This photo was shot 18 months after the storm.

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Renewing a slice of the dock in Savannah,Georgia on the Savannah River. It took a crane boat to put this square block of concrete in it’s place you can see it in the lower right corner of the photo. There is several men (dock workers’) trying to work it into place.DSC_2213

Let your feet feel renewed, comfortable and warm with these puppies.

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Last, recover some of your space or renew your space. Let your imagination figure out how to use this space.

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