Here is another image from Kirby Cove. In my previous post I posted another image from Kirby Cove.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
When I first saw this it looked like a treasure chest. It is actually flotsam that is wreckage of a ship or cargo of a ship. It is located in Kirby Cove just north of the Golden Gate Bridge on the west side in the Marin Headlands. While there I saw a helicopter fly under the bridge and the fly back over, I have never seen that before. Helicopter tours take tourists all around San Francisco, I just might have to try it someday. I have a video of what I saw below. The video is not mine.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Curtis Publishing Company bought 22 of the CT Electric 5-ton Model F-5 Flatbed Truck. I don't know the year they were made I have seen 1912 -1916 it had 4 G. E. Model 36-A-102 electric motors (one for each wheel) and was capable of going 12 miles an hour (2 miles an hour over the speed limit at the time). It sold for $4,400.00 without the batteries that had 42 cells. 382 amps. There are less than 15 of these electric trucks left in the world and very few have been restored because of the complexity of the electrical system. I was lucky enough to see two of them. They were used until 1960. The electric car is not a new idea it has been around for a while here is a link to the history of the electric car.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
This is a Oakland at a auto salvage yard just outside Toppenish Washington. The Oakland Automobile was produced from 1907 - 1931 in Pontiac Michigan by the Oakland Motor Car Company from 1907 -1909 and then by General Motors from 1909 - 1931.
Monday, May 13, 2013
This is a replica of Stonehenge it is located just north of Biggs Junction Oregon on the Washington side of the bridge. The bridge crosses the Columbia River that makes up most of the boarder between Oregon and Washington. The replica is near the Us Route 97 and Washington State Route 14 that runs along the Washington side of the Columbia River.
The following three images of the church, old gas station and garage are from a little village located in orchards below the replica.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Antelope Oregon is a small city in Wasco County. In the 1980's the town grew again when followers of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, who had started the city of Rajneeshpuram on the nearby "Big Muddy Ranch", began to move in. Rajneeshpuram was an intentional community (or commune) of Rajneeshees. On September 18, 1984, Antelope's charter was amended by a vote of 57 to 22 to change the name of the city to Rajneesh. The Oregon commune collapsed in 1985 when Osho revealed that the commune leadership had committed a number of serious crimes, including a bioterror attack (food contamination) on the citizens of The Dalles. A short time later Rajneesh was indicted on federal immigration charges, attempted to leave the country, and pleaded no contest to two of the 34 charges and returned to India. On November 6, 1985, the remaining residents, both original and Rajneeshee, voted 34 to 0 to restore the original name, which was never changed by the Postal Service. The Big Muddy Ranch is now owned by Young Life and has been converted into a camp known as "Washington Family Ranch."
Here is a short film about Rajneeshpuram
Saturday, May 4, 2013
I have passed this barn on US Route 97 north of Ellensburg Washington for years mostly during the summer months and have a previous post during the summer. It is actually closer to the ghost town of Liberty just to the south. I had a chance to shoot it during February of this year. I find it interesting to note the changes of time like the fence that is falling over or the building on the left that is leaning. It has been seven years in between the images and the changes are really not that great when you consider the time that has passed.