Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday Stairs #7


One of the halls leading into the Milwaukee Art Museum  Milwaukee Wisconsin  

Last week "Something Grand"

Next week "Water baby"

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Day At The Beach

 Haystack Rock Canon Beach Oregon 
 Arch Cape 
 Just patiently waiting  
 Surfing USA 
Family Time 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Happy holidays to everyone.

This was a Christmas card my dad sent home while he was stationed in France in the 40's

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sunday Stairs #6

This is the Grand staircase inside the lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown. It has been greeting people since 1886. When the remolded the building into a hotel last year they kept many of the original features. I met a gentleman on my last night there that had worked in the building for 30 years before it was sold. He said the stair case and all the brass work on the railing was original.

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Last week "Secure"

Next week "Shinny things"

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Oh Milwaukee!!!

I had the pleasure of spending a week in COLD Milwaukee, Wisconsin last week. This is a small collection of my trip...

 Milwaukee River starting to freeze. By the end of the week it was frozen solid

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 Bridge tower all decorated for Christmas

Zeidler Union Square 

 Milwaukee had more old buildings than I could count. Unfortunately I was working all week, so I did not get to photograph very many...

 The view from the Milwaukee art museum. Very industrial with all the dirty smokestacks.

It is very strange to see a body of water as large as Lake Michigan frozen.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Over The Hills And Through (I mean over) The Woods To Grandmothers House We Go...

Thank you to all of the hard working men & women who will be away from their families to make sure we can be with ours.

This past week I had to travel through four different airports were There were lots of families going places for the holidays. What I noticed was how many hard working men and women are working tirelessly in all kinds of weather to make this happen. There were men in bucket trucks holding heavy hoses to deice the planes, people plowing the runways etc.

When I arrived in Chicago my connecting flight was canceled. A very courageous bus driver drove the 90 miles to Milwaukee in almost white out conditions past numerous accidents in that 90 mile stretch, just so people could get home for the holidays. I just want to say thank you to all the folks that work in all kinds of conditions while we are waiting on then in a nice climate controlled airplane. They are very much so under appreciated and the first one to get blamed when our travel plans are disrupted.    

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Sunday, December 15, 2013



Boise and the surrounding are has a series of irrigation canals that are remnants of when the area was more agricultural. If you are lucky enough to live near one of these canals you are allowed to pump water out for watering your lawn for very cheep. Some of the newer subdivisions have pressurized systems hooked up to the sprinkler systems.

Most of these canals have a parallel access road, and a few of those are open to for people to use as running paths. The access road is the southern border of Garden City Idaho.

I was walking along this road, when I can across a mystery building. It is neatly tucked away under an overpass. Is is very secure with cameras alarms etc. There is a large pipe coming off of the west side that is pumping out a lot of smelly air. There are some large plastic chemical tanks scattered on the East side. I have tried to find out what it is, but have not had any luck.

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Last week: Blue Collar

Next week: Something Grand

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sunday Stairs #4

The fourth installment of Sunday takes us to the back of an abandoned factory. These lead down to the rail road tracks.  
And in Black and White

Last Week: "Danger"

Next Week: "Secure"

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A Capitol Christmas

 Idaho State Christmas tree in front of the Capitol Building
Our Capitol does a poinsettia tree inside the rotunda

Downtown all decked out for Christmas.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

French Cheese Produces Vintage Trucks

When we came into Tillamook Oregon we saw the Blue Heron Cheese store. Nancy said we had to come back in the morning. 
 Much to our surprise there were several vintage trucks along the parking lot. I am thinking Circa 1940  

Once the seat is worn out a well placed block of wood will do just fine. 
 I was able to look inside of this truck, top speed on the speedometer was 60 MPH. I am sure that was achieved going downhill with a tail wind.    
 What old truck would be complete without the all purpose coffee can
 This is a truck badge that you do not see everyday.
 Love the name of the company
Notice that all of these trucks have a place for a hand crank. Any car people out there would these have had electric starters with a hand crank as a back up?   
 The old days of old growth logging.
 This one is just ugly
 Notice the "red neck" door lock
3000 gallons of water is 25,000 lbs of just water 

More Oregon Coast photos at a later date. Thank you for visiting.

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sunday Stairs #3


This was outside our hotel in Rockaway Oregon

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Last week: A Snowy Day

Next Week: Blue Collar  
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