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Master Lock

Today’s Photo: Master Lock

I found this master lock hanging on the side of an old building several years ago.  Unfortunately for the family, I have this habit of slamming on the breaks and stopping to take photos whenever we are driving some where.  Scheduling time to go take photos never works, so I think I will just go back to improvising.  Maybe it just has something to do with the creative side of my brain.  The creative side of my brain really kicked in on this photo; the colors and contrast for this image are fascinating to me.  I don’t think I could have had Sherwin Williams match the paint to the blue of the master lock if I had planned it.

There is something special about the old buildings that I run into in this area.  The combination of the weathered paint, wood, and rusted metal makes for some interesting combinations.  It is too bad a lot of these buildings are being removed to make way for future development.  I am not one to stand in the way of progress, but it sure does decrease the ability to find interesting old building to shoot.  I guess I’ll just have to find some other fun stuff for photos.  Maybe something some modern architecture?  Like Midtown in Atlanta or maybe a trip back to Chattanooga.

Riverfront Theatre Complex

Today’s Photo: Riverfront Theatre Complex

Many years ago, when I was in high school and college, I thought I might make a life in the theater.  That did not happen, but it had a profound impact on my life.  One of the greatest things I gained from it was my appreciation for the arts.  I have walked past the theater complex for Columbus State University several times, but haven’t attended a show there.  Maybe one day I will have to change that.

Barfield General Store

Today’s Photo: Barfield General Store

You can find some of the most interesting things if you get off the beaten path.  I found this driving Highway 9 in Alabama.  Obviously, it has been around a long time.  Since 1893 according to the sign.  You can only imagine the history for which this building has been present.

Roman Fountain

Today’s Photo: Roman Fountain

I had a couple hours to burn in downtown Rome Georgia.  I ran across this fountain in the side of one of the buildings.  The lights were just right to get a good view of the relief carved into the wall behind the fountain.

The Infantryman

Today’s Photo: The Infantryman

I spent a couple hours walking through the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning.  It is a sobering experience walking through the hall of the museum and seeing the history of infantry in the United States.  This shot is of the Infantryman statue that sits under the rotunda at the entrance to the museum.

The Old and New

Today’s Photo: The Old and New

Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta is a pretty cool place.  Behind the museum proper, they have a series of trails and boardwalks.  I had to battle swarming bees to get to this place, but it was an interesting view of some old architecture and new.

Kehoe House

Today’s Photo: Kehoe House

Having someone with local knowledge is tons of fun.  Especially in a city like Savannah.  There were so many stories that I could not remember them all.  At least I got the location right for this one.  I think my guide said something about this place being haunted, but I remember that about all the places we went.

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