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The Doors of Silo City

May 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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Previously from Silo City: Up Close and Personal with Concrete GiantsThe Doors of Silo City

Alright, I have something out of the sequence for you today, an unfinished story from 2016. Yes, while unfinished that one is rather young compared to others. Anyway, I was looking through my files yesterday looking for some photos from Buffalo that I have not shared yet and stumbled upon this folder of interior photographs from Silo City, the concrete giants lining the Buffalo River. As I was going through all of the photos I had an idea for a theme for today's post. So here it is, The Doors of Silo City.

Double Door of Perot, Perot Grain Elevator in Silo City, Buffalo, NYDouble Door of PerotPerot Grain Elevator in Silo City, Buffalo, NY

Double Door of Perot, Perot Grain Elevator in Silo City, Buffalo, NY

Open Door at Perot Grain Elevator, Silo City, Buffalo, NYOpen Door at Perot Grain ElevatorSilo City, Buffalo, NY

Open Door at Perot Grain Elevator, Silo City, Buffalo, NY

Peeking through a Perot Door, Perot Grain Elevator, Silo City, Buffalo, NYPeeking through a Perot DoorPerot Grain Elevator, Silo City, Buffalo, NY

Peeking through a Perot Door, Perot Grain Elevator, Silo City, Buffalo, NY

Chemical Storage Door, Perot Grain Elevator, Silo City, Buffalo, NYChemical Storage DoorPerot Grain Elevator, Silo City, Buffalo, NY

Chemical Storage Door, Perot Grain Elevator, Silo City, Buffalo, NY

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ReferencesSilo City Vertical by Explore Buffalo


Rock City of Teplice Rocks

May 17, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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Previously from the Czech Republic: Of Trains & StationsA Stroll through Moravian CountrysideSunset Stroll through Southern Moravian CountrysideRolling Hills and Poppy FieldsThere are as many pubs as there are poppy seeds ...More Travel Treasures, Drying GarlicTreasures of TravelsThe Power of Simplicity (of the iPhone)Take Me Home, Country Road ...Sound of Music Induced Moment of NostalgiaTravel in Space & TimeOf Trains & StationsRock Cities, Mills, History, and MoreAll About the Rolling HillsAn Irresistible Urge to StopCzech CountrysideTrains through the Moravian CountrysideA Tourist in PragueBack to the Land of Poppy SeedRock City of Teplice Rocks

From the Moravian fields we're off to the rocky north of Bohemia. Right at the beginning of the Teplice Rocks hike one disappears in the forest and does not emerge back until the end. And despite this area being rather well known and advertised and attracting crowds of tourists, they mostly flood the neighboring Adršpach Rocks. Here, you will mostly spend time with your own group and only meet people here and there. To me, that is just about perfect.

Shortly after the start you get an opportunity to climb high on some steep ladders to the top of the surrounding rocks where a sentry castle Střmen used to be. Now it is a wonderful vantage point to get a bird's eye view of the area you're about to hike.

Střmen Castle View, Teplice Rocks, Czech RepublicStřmen Castle ViewTeplice Rocks

Střmen Castle View, Teplice Rocks, Czech Republic

Then, it is time to come down and fully immerse yourself in a true rock city experience. Teplice Rocks do not just have a lot of beautiful rock formations all around, they offer many areas with narrow passages and gaps through towering rock walls around you truly giving you the feeling of a city with high rises around you. Only here. they're not man-made skyscrapers but rocky wonders of nature. And you don't have a bustling noisy city around you but beautiful quiet nature, lots of greenery, fresh air smelling great, birds chirping, slight breeze zipping past you, and lots of time to get lost in thoughts. And yes, it's all rather overwhelming for a photographer trying to take it all in personally, and in camera.

High Walls, Teplice Rocks (Teplické skály), Czech RepublicHigh WallsTeplice Rocks

High Walls, Teplice Rocks (Teplické skály), Czech Republic

Rising High, Teplice Rocks (Teplické skály), Czech RepublicRising HighTeplice Rocks

Rising High, Teplice Rocks (Teplické skály), Czech Republic

Needless to say, I hope to be back soon for another chance to get lost in this rock city.

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Road Trip 2018: The First Few Darkroom Prints

May 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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Previously captured on film: Analog (Film) Photography - Film Pinhole Photography - Winter Jinx - Seaside Pinhole Photography - Theatre District at Sunrise, Buffalo, NY - On Main Street, Buffalo, NY - On the Road around Buffalo - Lake Erie Lakeshore on Pinhole - Erie Basin Marina on Pinhole - From Ohio StreetAs the Names ChangeBuffalo Classic on Classic MediumOne More White while AppropriateMore Winter in Hamburg, NYPalace in Winter - A Shed - The Chimney - Road Trip 2018 in a Page - Road Trip 2018: The First Few Darkroom Prints

Previous typewriter blog posts: Large Format Pinhole - Typewriter - Road Trip 2018: The First Few Darkroom Prints

The First Few Darkroom Prints, Typewriter BlogThe First Few Darkroom PrintsTypewriter Blog

Road Trip 2018: Darkroom Prints - Test StripsTest stripsDarkroom Prints

Road Trip 2018: Darkroom Prints - Test Strips

Road Trip 2018: Darkroom Prints - Organ Mountains Desert PeaksOrgan Mountains Desert PeaksDarkroom Prints

Road Trip 2018: Darkroom Prints - Organ Mountains Desert Peaks

Road Trip 2018: Darkroom Prints - The LiveryThe LiveryDarkroom Prints

Road Trip 2018: Darkroom Prints - The Livery

Road Trip 2018: Darkroom Prints - Van Patten's Mountain CampVan Patten's Mountain CampDarkroom Prints

Road Trip 2018: Darkroom Prints - Van Patten's Mountain Camp

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So Peaceful

May 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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Previously from Hawaii: The Beginning - Seaside Pinhole Photography - Tropical Clichés - Windy Drama of a Tropical Morning - Quite an Ad - Searching for Sun and Warmth - Not Your Sunrise Cliché - So Peaceful

People gather to watch the sunset on the south shore of Kaua`i, sun performs its daily show, darkness starts rolling in, people leave. Then, the real colorful show begins as day turns into night. All you can hear is the repeated crashing of waves against the black ʻaʻā filled shore (the rough sharp type of lava as opposed to the smooth flows of pāhoehoe) and the buzzing of the evening breeze. Just close your eyes and be there. All of the problems of this world are gone, even if just for the brief moment.

Night Settling In, Kauai, HawaiiNight Settling InKauai, Hawaii

Night Settling In, Kauai, Hawaii

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References: Hawaii on 50states.com

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Hawaii became the 50th state to join the United States on August 21, 1959. The capital city is Honolulu (Oahu). The highest point is Mauna Kea at 13,803 feet (4207 meters) (island of Hawaii, aka The Big Island), a dormant volcano last erupting 2460 BC. Mauna Kea is over 33,000 feet (10000 meters) tall, making it the world's tallest mountain measured from its base to the summit; the majority of which is under water. The highest point on Kauai is Kawakini Peak about a mile south of Mt. Waialeale, the volcano that originally built up the island.


Road Trip: Route 66 Part VII - Catoosa, OK

May 08, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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Oklahoma became the 46th state to join the United States on November 16, 1907. The capital city is Oklahoma City. The highest point is Black Mesa at 4,973 feet.

Caboose on Route 66 in Catoosa, OklahomaCabooseRoute 66: Catoosa, OK Road Trip 2013 - Day 17 - June 27 - Route 66 - Catoosa, OK (Previous 2013 Road Trip posts: Indiana DunesDe ImmigrantAmana ColoniesDes MoinesMadison County Roads, Bridges of Madison CountyWhite Pole Road, Great Platte River Road Archway MonumentGolden Spike Tower & Union Pacific's Bailey Rail Yard, Loveland PassThe Resting Day at Powderhorn, Black Canyon of the GunnisonCimarronColorado National MonumentFruita Rodeo, Grand MesaArches National ParkGrand Junction, Grand Mesa CreekArches National Park Add-On, Canyonlands National ParkThe Little Big Moments of Road Tripping, Mesa Verde National Park, Santa FeSanta Fe Train Depot, Pecos National Historical ParkRoute 66 Part I, Santa Rosa, NMRoute 66 Part II, Santa Rosa, NMRoute 66 Part III, TucumcariRoute 66 Part IV: Cadillac RanchRoute 66 Part V: Bug Ranch), Route 66 Part VI: Conoco & MagnoliaMoore, OK after the 2013 TornadoRoute 66 Part VII - Catoosa, OK

This Route 66 post is a bit special. Yes, we're still going back to 2013 when our family road trip adventures started but it happens to follow shortly after our most recent Road Trip 2018 on which we had the opportunity to visit Catoosa, Oklahoma again. So in a way, this is also a sneak peak into that road trip.

These road side attractions provide a glimpse into the past of each location as well as a welcome stop on the way to climb out of the car, walk around, relax, and learn a bit thanks to often present info boards. For me, they later also provide a reason to fire up a search engine and find even more background information to share here and link to. Are you curious what's behind the Blue Whale? See the links below to read about the whale's role not only in one family but also the whole community.

Blue Whale of Catoosa, Oklahoma on Route 66Blue WhaleRoute 66 in Catoosa, OK

Blue Whale of Catoosa, Oklahoma on Route 66

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References: Oklahoma on 50States.comCaboose - BN 12252 as SL-SF 1882 - The Route 66 - The Blue Whale 66

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