Monday, October 20, 2014
Snaking through the deep forest of Vermont a lifeline of a pipeline carries drinking water to state residents. Somehow this intrusion upon the natural landscape tends to blend in after awhile and takes on an art form of it's own. (Or maybe it's just a curvy pipe making it's way to the treatment plant).
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Classic covered bridge...Picturesque for sure but also very functional, the covered bridge was a key to our agricultural and industrial past. I recently read that these iconic bridges met an immediate need in the 1800's. Timber was plentiful and waterways needed to be crossed for commerce. The mother of invention was at work and transportation flourished. These structures were covered to protect the wooden infrastructure from the elements.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Iconic New England...Vermont is still home to a handful of scenic and classic covered bridges. Something about these bridges and yankee ingenuity, they always bring a smile to my face. I can imagine a hundred plus years of all sorts of wheeled transportation passing beneath this wooden roof.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Rookies, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Being invited to training camp really is a very big deal. Most "rookies" will leave camp one year closer to making the "Show". Very few ballplayers make it to the majors without putting time in at the minor league level. A very high percentage of hopefuls never get to break into the minors!
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Pelican Watch, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Meanwhile, in Palm Beach County….Escaping winter always seems like a good idea to me AND this year avoiding the non-stop northeast snow looks like a stroke of genius. Long Island weather for the first week of February calls for two (with a chance of a third) major snow storms!
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Reading Terminal Market, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
From Amish to Kosher...if it's delicious you will find it here! Stroll past the freshest of seafood and take in the aroma of just baked warm pies and breads amidst the aisles of produce, preserves and jams. Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market should be on every foodies' bucket list!
Lits one, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
On the corner of 7th and Market...Lit Brothers was an iconic Philadelphia department store. Photographed during my recent "return to my roots" tour, it brought a smile to my face. Sadly, Lits is long gone though the building remains. For generations of Philly Christmas shoppers, long before Malls, it was a required stop!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Eagle, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
People of a certain age who grew up in Philly will recognize this old bird! "Meet me at the Eagle" was how you met up with friends downtown...way before cell phones and text messaging. The Eagle, of course, was located on Market Street in the old Wannamakers Dept. store.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Windy Shore, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
No snow but plenty of wind….The arctic blast from the north has created some rather treacherous sea conditions in southern Florida. Small craft advisories have been posted for several days now. Shifting winds from the north and east in the 25mph+ range make for unsafe boating conditions.