Interesting things out and about in town.

Poppy

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Yesterday we went to NYC's American Museum of Natural History and later to dinner at
"Bubba Gump's"
It is based/themed on the Movie Forest Gump.

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That's my little Convoy S2+
My EDC for the day.

An interesting concept:
They had license plates, stationed like a flip chart.
One... RUN Forest Run,
The other .... STOP Forest Stop.

If you needed a waitress, just flip the sign, and any server running by would stop and attend to your needs.


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Ah yes... my little Red Convoy S2+ shorty, hanging out with the condiments. :)
 
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We have a professional hockey team here. But I don't know anything about hockey.
 
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^^ Now it's pure Barney...as in Rubble.


Here's something you don't see everyday...


^^ a rail road crossing a rail road at a rail road crossing.

Used to be the rails shown were a sorta highway system within a factory district of the 1 horse town I'm working in.
The ones in the distance are still a highway for commerce and Amtrak travelling up n down the east Coast of America.


And an old luxury hotel...


^^ who knows who stayed there
About the time the horseless carriage was a regular sighting this luxury hotel was established in between Henderson NC and Petersburg Va.
Back then the carriage or horseless carriage weren't all that comfy. So hotels like this dotted roadsides in many places along the main highway of the east coast of the United States...long before I-95.
With a semiphore, at thr RR Xing.
 

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While out and about walking through town with my Wife, we keep a running commentary about the local architecture and decorating. Today's finds are below. Show us what's cool in your neck of the woods!!!


A turn-of-the-20th century shoe factory that has finally gotten decrepit enough to warrant a teardown. Wonderful old brickwork, I'd love to sneak in and look around. Too many people keeping an eye on it though. If you look close, starting about a third of the way down the building, you'll see big metal stars between the first and second, and second and third floors. They hold metal rods that span the building side-to-side. I want a star when they finally demo the building. :)
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Gargoyles! :) There is a second one on the smaller chimney to the right rear of the obvious one. :thumbsup:
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that is an amazing piece of architecture ! the gargoyles is fantastic !
Does anybody recognize what town is it?
 

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3 months late, but it's Honesdale, Pa. in the Gargoyle pics. Went to Centralia, Pa. today, drove up the "Grafitti Highway", Highway 61 outside of town. Big underground coal fire still burns there, town's mostly abandoned and razed under Eminent Domain. Spooky, yet very cool. Yes, we were trespassing, no I don't condone it, on my own hook, etc...

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I'll be going back in October, so lots more pics then. It definitely deserves more time spent than I had alotted this trip.
 

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So, there is a couple a few miles from my house on a small country road who do this every year for the Halloween season. I decided to finally take pictures and post them. :)

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A town I'm working in was founded by coal miners in the middle 1800's. Today I ate lunch at a local landmark there.
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It's a spot surrounded with sprawl so it was nice to see about an acre of largely untouched land.

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The crater from the cave in.

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What remains of the place.
 
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The local dispensary; like an Apple store but for local agriculture. Lots of different states on the license plates out front, quite the hot tourist stop..
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The other day life took me to a spot where a nearby train station was once a spot that a village was built around. Farm land these days and the train station is a local hair salon. These days the village is long since moved on but a local church remained.
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The post is concrete.

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Some old head stones

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A local civil war soldier grave

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My role was to watch these guys remove the yellow stripe and put back a new one.

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Saw some rare birds with these dudes.

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Doctored up this for a retro pic.

The church is now owned by a local farmer who quit farming and now has a repair shop for trucks and tractors across the street from the church. Basically the guy still has grain silos but they are for storing what others bring. And the repair shop fixes other farmers and local truckers equipment. There is also a half million acre tree nursery not far away owned by a congressman who supplies decorative trees all over the east coast.

At one point while watching a yellow throated flycatcher (bird) I sneezed. A fellow at the repair shop about 2 football fields away said "bless you". That's how quiet and peaceful the place was.
 
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