We just got back from a family reunion down near Birmingham, Alabama. While there, naturally I took a boatload of pictures. This first link is to the general ‘pretty’ pictures from the more than 680 shots. http://mentilucent.net/AlabamaPretty/AlabamaPretty.html This next link will be of interest to industrial archaeologists and others who enjoy heavy industry. http://mentilucent.net/SlossMill/SlossMill.html
We visited the Paw Paw Tunnel on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park. I took more than 260 photos during the day. Here’s a couple of my favorites. I like the contrast between the solid sheets of shale and the soft beauty of the flowers. This is the obligatory east entrance photo of … More Paw Paw Road Trip
This past weekend, my wife and I attended the National Narrow Gauge Convention in Hickory, North Carolina. Over the next few posts, I’ll share some of the high points of this mini-vacation. Due to our mundane working schedules, we had to leave late Wednesday afternoon and return late Saturday night. Thus the Mini Vacation title. … More Mini Vacation for NNGC
My wife and I spent some time at the Great Scale Model Train show up in Timonium, Maryland on Saturday. As usual, we had a chance to catch up with Geren and Kevin and ogle the incredible craftsmanship scattered around the show. Here’s a couple of images from the MADmodules On30 setup.
My wife and I enjoyed a road trip up to Charles Town and Shannodale West Virginia on Saturday. I had the honor of meeting Dr. Stan Dickinson, who researched and created an iron furnace exhibit for the Jefferson County Museum. Some of his notes on the furnace can be found on this Shannondale.org community site. … More Jefferson County Road Trip
I just put together a collection of a few of my images of Old Places that I took last year. Rather than upload one at a time, they are in a gallery and here is the link. Comments and questions are always welcome. Please keep in mind these images are all copyright, 2010 by E.C. … More Old Places
We were cruising the area around Harpers Ferry on Saturday. Here’s something for the evidence file: