My Photographic Journey Around America

Archive for May, 2015

Jack’s Flowers

I thought this was really cool on my visit to the Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. The bright and colorful flowers made a nice contrast to the old whiskey barrel.

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Rural Farm Building

This old building had a lot of character sitting on the side of highway 378 in rural South Carolina. I like it.

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Summer Bar Window

This gentleman is enjoying a beer at High Dive Bar in Brooklyn, New York. It is just getting warm enough to open the windows and let the weather in. Spring is a little more special in places where winters can be brutal.

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Bailey Fountain

This is the beautiful Bailey Fountain found in Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, New York. Built in 1932 and financed by philanthropist Frank Bailey, the statue is of Wisdom and Felicity with Neptune and Triton at it’s base. I’m sure as summer warms up, more people will be getting a lot closer to this one.

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Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch

This is the beautiful arch, dedicated in 1892 to the Union military, can be found in Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, New York.

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1922 Model-T Replica

This beautiful replica of a 1922 Ford Model T Roadster was assembled by special needs students at P753K Brooklyn School For Career Development in Brooklyn, New York.


23rd Regiment Armory

This is the 23rd Regiment Armory located in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Built between 1891 and 1895, it is one of eight remaining armories in Brooklyn. In an interesting side-note, it was once rented by William Randolph Hurst in 1923 when one of his production company buildings burned to the ground. This was a nice surprise in a cool neighborhood.


The Bishop’s Garden

This is a nice view of the Bishop’s Garden at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. You will all be happy to know that my vacation has come to an end and I will be back on the road very soon. Enough pictures of home for a while.


Cathedral Flowers

The spring flowers are out on the grounds of the National Cathedral here in Washington D.C.


Plant and Stone

For me, there is always something great about the contrast of grey stone and green plants. This particular pathway in in the Bishop’s Garden at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.


Fountain Corner

As I mentioned yesterday, I love every corner of the beautiful Bishop’s Garden here at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. This little alcove was great as a kid.


Garden Bench

When I was in kindergarten and 1st grade, I went to school on the grounds of the National Cathedral here in Washington D.C. I always loved visiting the Bishop’s Garden with all it’s hidden nooks and crannies. I really like this little bench in the corner.


Garden Gazebo

This beautiful gazebo can be found in the Bishop’s Garden on the grounds of the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.


Spring Rose

This beautiful yellow rose is in the Bishop’s Garden at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.


Spring at the National Cathedral

This is the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. on a beautiful spring Sunday afternoon.

 


Rest in Peace B.B. King

This weekend we have lost a musical genius and an American icon. Riley King, better known as B.B. King went from the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta to music superstardom and world recognition. One of the hardest working people in the industry, he was playing over 200 shows a year into his 70s. This is an old photo of his place on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Before the world knew him as B.B., Memphis knew him as the Beale Street Blues Boy. Rest in peace B.B.

 


Washington World War Memorial

This memorial, off to the side of the National Mall in Washington D.C., was built to memorialize those local men and women who gave their lives during “The World War”. When it was built, World War II was still in the future.


Spring at the Jefferson Memorial

It was a beautiful spring day here in Washington D.C. and I was down at the Tidal Basin enjoying the memorials. This is the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.


Steamed Crabs

They start out green and blue, but when they’re steamed and covered in Old Bay, these blue crabs are bright red. These are at the Maine Street Fish Market in Washington D.C.


Fresh Fish

I have always loved markets of any kind – fish, farmers or otherwise. It makes me feel closer to my food, and that is always a good thing. This is the Maine Street Fish Market in Washington, D.C.