Pioneer Park, Fairbanks, Alaska, August 18, 2012

September 18th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Museums | Parks | Photography | Ships - (Comments Off)
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After we got back from Denali (see my post prior to this one) it was only late afternoon.  That day the sun was up until 9:58 pm so light was no issue even though the sky was a little overcast. We decided to visit Pioneer Park, a large historic theme park in Fairbanks.  The park …
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3-IMG_7237 Denali @100mm

I was in Fairbanks, Alaska most of August.  I humped 3 lenses in my backpack the entire trip, but only got to use them on one of the days I was there.  Most of the time we were working so free time became a bit limited.  Only when it was a too late did I …
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Maker’s Mark Distillery, Loretto, KY

May 20th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings - (Comments Off)
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May 19, 2012.  After leaving the Railway Museum in New Haven, KY I took State Highway 52 a few miles to Loretto, KY to find the Maker’s Mark Distillery.  Highway 52 is a winding two lane road through the rolling farm and hill country that makes up this part of the state.  At some points …
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Kentucky Railway Museum, New Haven, KY.

May 20th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Museums | Trains | Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
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May 19, 2012.  From the Lincoln boyhood home I continued on KY HWY 31E toward New Haven, KY.  New Haven is a very small town.  Almost as soon as I entered it I saw this sign. The Kentucky Railroad Museum is a non profit organization dedicated to preserving the heritage of the railroads that ran …
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2-IMG_6470 Hodgenville square

May 19, 2012.  I left early hoping to visit 3 places within 40-50 miles of the hotel.  First on the list was Hodgenville, the town Abraham Lincoln lived near until he was about 7 or 8.  Lincoln was born at Sinking Spring Farm, shown in an earlier post.  Sinking Spring Farm was on an area …
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5-IMG_6442 Memorial & Flag

May 12, 2012.  After I left Mammoth Cave National Park  the weather was threatening a bit, but it was still early enough to visit another site.  I realized the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln was very near my route back to my hotel. In 1969 I visited Ford’s Theatre where Lincoln was shot then visited the …
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Clermont, KY

May 11th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings - (Comments Off)
5-IMG_6303 Booker Noe

May 7, 2012.  My latest trip has taken me to Kentucky.  I flew into Louisville on Sunday the 6th then drove about an hour to Radcliff where I am staying.  My last trips to Louisville were 1984-1985 when I was involved in buying the electrical equipment from an old cigarette plant. Excuse me as I …
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Cathedral Hill, Bamberg, Germany

April 12th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Churches & Cathedrals | Germany | National Monuments - (Comments Off)
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Good Friday, April 6, 2012 was a cold, overcast day in Bamberg, Germany.  Unlike the previous weekend, there was no blue sky, a hint of fog, and a threat of rain.  This was also a holiday in Germany.  The antique shops, art galleries, and retail establishments were closed.  On the other hand, restaurants, coffee shops, …
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Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria

April 9th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Forts | Germany | Museums | National Monuments - (Comments Off)
14-5880 Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, March 31, 2012   Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous and most photographed castles in the world.  It served as the model for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland.  The name generally means New Swan’s Stone or New Swan [Castle] on the Rock. The Castle was the creation of King Ludwig II …
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Hohenschwangau Castle

April 8th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Germany | International | Museums - (Comments Off)
13-5874 village & castle from neu

Hohenschwangau & Neuschwanstein Castles, Germany, March 31, 2012   A few explanations first. – Hohenschwangau is a small (mostly tourist) village in the German Alps in the south of Bavaria.  It is just south of the larger village of Schwangau.  The castles seem to have Schwangau addresses so are probably of the larger town in …
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