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Fort Pulaski

Today’s Photo: Fort Pulaski

It has been a while since I visited a Civil War park and this is a continue of my Silent Guns of the South series.

Built in the early 1800’s and finished in 1847, this fortification has a long history.  It was named after Count Casmir Pulaski and, at one point, commanded by Robert E. Lee before the beginning of the Civil War.  During his command, Lee commented that the fort was impenetrable.  However, that was to be proven wrong years later during an assault by Union soldiers using rifled cannons.  After a 30 hour assault, Confederate commander, Col. Olmstead, surrendered the fort.

This shot is from the rear of the fort and the demilune.  During the Civil War, this was flat with a surrounding parapet and held different support buildings.  Between the demilune and the fort, is another portion of the moat.

West Ridge

Today’s Photo: West Ridge

After church Easter Sunday, I went to West Ridge Church in Dallas Georgia to get a few family photos.  In the atrium is this large cross and it had been decorated with hanging lights.  Made for a good photo opportunity.  By closing the aperture as tight as I could get it, I was able to make the lights turn into little stars.

Amicalola Falls Lodge

Today’s Photo: Amicalola Falls Lodge

The perfect spot to take a rest after hiking to the top of Amicalola Falls is the Lodge.  We stopped here and had a cup of coffee in the lounge, cooled down and then set out once again… this time to the bottom.  I managed to snap a few shots inside the Lodge before we left.

After a Day on the Trail

Today’s Photo: After a Day on the Trail

Several weeks ago, I made a trip to the top of Pine Mountain in the Pine Mountain Recreation area in Cartersville.  After we finished that trip, we made a stop at the Etowah Indian mounds and then coffee and yogurt.  I was sitting and relaxing when I looked down at my glasses on the table.  Couldn’t pass up the shot.

Charnell Jackson Garage

Today’s Photo: Charnell Jackson Garage

I found this little building on a recent trip from Calhoun Georgia to Rome Georgia.  I guess I had just put blinders on for all the years that I drove this road, but this is the first time that I had noticed this building.  I did not have time to stop in the morning and made these shots in the afternoon.  I am sure this shop has seen better days, on the other hand, I liked the way the vines were taking over the old tractor.  It makes you wonder if the tractor was put there for show, or just never got fixed when the garage shut down.

Amicalola Falls

Today’s Photo: Amicalola Falls

I spent the afternoon hiking all around Amicalola Falls State Park.  Home of the highest cascade east of the Mississippi and a doozy of a hike from the bottom to the top.  The last time I visited this park, there was a trail to the base of the falls with a platform to enjoy the falls from the bottom and then a short set of stairs to a platform at the top of the falls.  I was not ready for the set of stairs connecting the two.  Wow, what a walk, but well worth the views.

Lenny's Sub Shop

Today’s Photo: Lenny’s Sub Shop

When I am out taking photos, I have a tendency to forget to eat.  It’s not that I’m not hungry, it’s that there are too many other important things going on and I don’t have time.  One evening walking around the Market Square and Downtown in Knoxville, we decided to make a quick stop at this little hole in the wall sandwich shop.  I am bad about trying to find these types of shops.  Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are bad.  This one happened to be great.  I recommend it to anyone in the Knoxville area.

Evening at the Barn

Today’s Photo: Evening at the Barn

I was headed home the other evening after it had rained nearly all day.  The clouds were still pretty thick but had some big breaks between and lots of sun.  They were moving quickly across the sky and the bright patches of sunlight flew across the fields.  I stopped and tried several times to capture the bright and dark patches and ended up making it to this barn.  I thought it looked good in the early evening light.

The Railroad Bridge

Today’s Photo: The Railroad Bridge

This is probably my favorite photo from my stay in Knoxville last fall.  This was from my second adventure into downtown and my goal was to make it to the Sunsphere and the Worlds Fair Park.  This is the railroad bridge that runs through the park and over Cumberland Avenue.

The Little Mound

Today’s Photo: The Little Mound

Several weeks ago, I took the kids on a hike in the Pine Mountain Recreation Area in Cartersville Georgia.  After we finished there, we still had enough time to make a quick stop at the Etowah Indian Mounds.  This shot is from the tallest one looking down on the smallest mound of the three.

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