Sunday, September 29, 2013
On a recent drive through the country, we stumbled past this lovely house. Its a bit of a fixer-upper, needing some paint here and there. Most people would drive right by, never stopping. We decided otherwise, and this is what we found....
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Located in downtown Louisville, this Amtrak car is hidden amongst vines and industrial buildings. Little known, it has been preserved and converted into office space, invisible to those who don't know where to look.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
|Igloo 5186 Q, sibling of the now missing Igloo 5185 Q.|
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Located in downtown Shelbyville, Kentucky, this abandoned bridge is hidden amidst trees and terrain. Hiding with it is a strange secret, that it is unlike any other bridge in the state of Kentucky. How so? Its a relic of World War Two, a portable Bailey Bridge, designed to be installed by combat engineers in the middle of a battle. How it got here is unclear, but it doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
|Memorial, along with two flag poles. The monument weighs more than ten tons.|
Installed in October 2012 along the waterfront in Jeffersonville, Indiana, this is probably one of the first permanent public commemorations of America's recent wars. How a society remembers its conflicts is an interesting subject, one we can only scratch the surface of here. Early war memorials focus largely on largess, with themes of glory and patriotism. More recently, a toned down scheme has taken over, with the goal being reflection upon those who served. Regardless, here is a photo spread of this interesting memorial along the river.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Louisville has several claims to fame, most involving athletics. An outlier, perhaps, is Louisville's pride in its iron front buildings along main street. Much effort is put into preserving them, even if that means that only their facades survive, as is the case along part of West Main Street. Join us today as we look at these strange structures.