Thursday, June 19, 2014


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Welcome to Vermont, the Green Mountain State

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One of our first stops in Vermont was Vermont Confectionary which was actually an old farm where we saw these old silos and a new water tower.

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Catamount prowl a Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce event
Amongst the Woods by Tracy Bushee and Roger Boudread

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Barn door

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Bennington Battle Memorial a 360 foot stone obelisk commemorating the Battle of Bennington, August 1777.  It was built between 1887 and 1889.  In front of the monument is a staute of Col. teth Warner. Before the Revolutionary War he was a captian with the Green Mountain Boys of Vermont.

The next two shots are of the Walloomasac Inn built in 1771 by Elisha Dewey.  It was known in it's early years as the Dewey Tavern

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The first Vermont Paper Company building was built on this lot in 1887.   The building seen here was built later and was constructed from glass, steel and cement. 

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Paper Mill Bridge along Murphy Road crosses the Walloomsac River and was built in 1889 by Charles Sears.   The one lane bridge is 125 long x 14 feet wide

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Paper Mill Bridge as seen from the river.

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Henry Covered Bridge also crosses the Walloomsac on Murphy Road.  This town lattice bridge was built in 1840 and according to the records the builder is unknown.   This one lane bridge measures 127 x 14 feet.

Bennington College

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Stickney Observatory

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Student Housing

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Student housing designed in the 1960s or possibly 1960s depending on which article you read by Edward L Larrabee Barnes  It was featured in Architectural Digest due to it's innovative design.

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Administrative Office "The Barn" at Bennington College.

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Visual and Performing Arts Center

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An opening in the ceiling of the Lens, one of the three buildings that make up the Center for the Advancement of Public Action complex.

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Safety glasses laying outside of the ceramics workshop

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One of the many lakes that we passed along Route 9 between Bennington and Bratttleboro, VT.

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Betty Boop ceramic for sale at a flea market.

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Fly fisherman

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Poster on the wall of the old Brattleboro Railroad station.

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Float from the Strolling of the Heifers celebration in Brattleboro.  

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Two Weeks in May

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Violas planted in an old bird cage.

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Red plastic deck chair

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Old wooden barn sitting in the middle of a field in Susquehanna Township, Cambria County, PA.

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Street sign.

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You've now arrived at the Ole Gray Mare, Carrolltown, PA.

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Sign showing the approximate place where the West Branch of the Susquehanna River begins in Carrolltown, PA.

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Over the years I've been stopping at the Elias Scrap Yard in Northern Cambria, PA to shoot whatever I see from the road.  This week the photographs really show how much the vegetation is filling in around the old vehicles.

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Old International tow truck.

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Heavy duty cable that was once used to tow heavy duty trucks.

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Cab door showing its age.

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Steampunk lamp made by my friend George, owner of the scrap yard.

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Aluminum cans brought in while I was at the scrap yard shooting.

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Billboard on the front wall of the Spring Gap, Maryland Post Office.

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According to these directions, you can get there from here.

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Old school mailboxes sitting out in front of a post office, which was closed, as we drove by on our way to Luray, VA.

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Ham, cured the old time way.

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1948 Oliver tractor sitting behind the Virginia Farm Market Stand.

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Interior of the Warehouse Art Gallery in downtown, Luray, VA.

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Art by Chance Liscomb.

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Art by John Fisher.

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Steel rings.

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Wall art behind the Warehouse Art Gallery.

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Double drum set.

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Climbing high.

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Shooting out the window on my second day visiting the Warehouse Art Gallery.  If you are ever in Luray you should stop in and see the eclectic art collection housed in this building.

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This fish sculpture was created during Wednesday night art classes at the Art Gallery as a group project.

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White chair from inside the art gallery.

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Decorative lamp.

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Another decorative lamp.

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Beadwork necklace for sale in the Gallery Gift Shop.

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Aforementioned white chair shot from outside the Art Gallery.

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After leaving the Warehouse Art Gallery on Saturday afternoon we drove over to a local antique shop, Luray Antique & Design Center on Tannery Road, where I was able to shoot several photographs without even going inside.

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Another photograph from outside the antique store.