Saturday, August 25, 2007

Ma and Pa Watch Trains


Ma and Pa Watch Trains, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

UP 4214
Rochelle Railroad Park
Rochelle, Illinois
July 2007
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Friday, August 24, 2007

Flickr by Candelight


Flickr by Candelight, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Severe thunderstorms tore through the western suburbs of Chicago this afternoon. So there's no power. I'm connecting using my trusty Sprint Broadband card instead of the DSL line.

On top of that, a tree fell on our roof, punching a couple of holes which unfortunately are leaking - it rained, ya know.. So it looks like we'll get to use our house insurance that we've paid for all these years.

Makes a cool picture, though. ;-)

Check out the whole set of pictures

Tree on Roof


Tree on Roof, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

There are three skylights - it broke two and we can't tell yet if it punched a hole in the roof. The tree guys are here and we'll know in a little while. These guys are great by the way. They responded right away and we were first on their list this morning.
www.thecareoftrees.com/ David Bruckner is our rep (a little plug for 'em).

See the whole set of pictures

August 23rd Storm Damage
Batavia, Illinois
August 2007
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Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Tribune Tower


The Tribune Tower, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Chicago, Illinois
August 2007
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribune_Tower
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MBTA 1133 in Rockport


MBTA 1133 in Rockport, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

What do you think gets thrown at locomotives in Boston that they have to put this grill over the windshield?
Newburyport/Rockport Line
Rockport, Massachusetts
July 2007
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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Michigan Avenue Bridge


Michigan Avenue Bridge, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Chicago, Illinois
August 2007
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Oriental Poppy


Oriental Poppy, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Papaver orientale
Not sure about the ID - there were two types of poppies in this section and only one label.
Cantigny
Wheaton, Illinois
May 2007
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Just a little rust


Just a little rust, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Jerry, aka ghb624, gave me a short tour of Huntsville, Alabama since I was in town doing a seminar.
August 2007
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Centered Window


Centered Window, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

This was in an outbuilding of the Howard Weeden Home. It didn't appear to be as old as the main house.

Jerry, aka ghb624, gave me a short tour of Huntsville, Alabama since I was in town doing a seminar.
August 2007
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Railway Express Agency


Railway Express Agency, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Huntsville Depot and Museum

Jerry, aka ghb624, gave me a short tour of Huntsville, Alabama since I was in town doing a seminar.
August 2007
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Friday, August 10, 2007

Orange Rope


Orange Rope, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Rockport, Massachusetts
July 2007
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Traffic Light Peppers


Traffic Light Peppers, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Batavia, Illinois
May 2007
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Stoplight Peppers


Stoplight Peppers, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Batavia, Illinois
May 2007
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Redbud


Redbud, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Morton Arboretum
www.mortonarb.org
Lisle, Illinois
April 2007
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Orange Tulip


Orange Tulip, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Orange Tulip
Visitor Center, Morton Arboretum
www.mortonarb.org
Lisle, Illinois
April 2007
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Round-lobed Hepatica


Round-lobed Hepatica, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Hepatica americana
I'm willing to be corrected on this identification
Morton Arboretum
www.mortonarb.org
Lisle, Illinois
April 2007
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Looking Up from Wabash Avenue


Looking Up from Wabash Avenue, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

The CTA El along Wabash Avenue in Chicago, Illinois
Looking north
August 2007
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Manitowoc Malting Plant


Manitowoc Malting Plant, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

operated by Busch Agricultural Resources Inc.
from on board the S. S. Badger ferry from Ludington, Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin across Lake Michigan
www.ssbadger.com/ www.manitowoc.org/vcb/history.html
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
July 2007
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Here's the front of the building
www.flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/957608918/

Yacht, Seachlight and the Sea


Yacht, Seachlight and the Sea, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

From on board the S. S. Badger ferry from Ludington, Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin across Lake Michigan
By my estimate, we were about smack, dab in the middle Lake Michigan when I took this picture. Facing south.
www.ssbadger.com/
July 2007
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Lifeboats


Lifeboats, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

from on board the S. S. Badger ferry from Ludington, Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin across Lake Michigan
www.ssbadger.com/
July 2007
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Dock Structure I


Dock Structure I, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

...a posterized version of the previously loaded picture...
www.flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/1022254684/in/photostream/
We took the S. S. Badger ferry from Ludington, Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin across Lake Michigan
www.ssbadger.com/
Ludington, Michigan
July 2007
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Bikers waiting to board the S. S. Badger

with sister ship S.S. Spartan in the background - laid up since 1979
We took the S. S. Badger ferry from Ludington, Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin across Lake Michigan
www.ssbadger.com/
Ludington, Michigan
July 2007
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Pilings


Pilings, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

St. Ignace, Michigan
July 2007
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In the 23rd Regiment


In the 23rd Regiment, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

The prosecutor in a court-martial
Fort Mackinac
www.mackinacparks.com/parks/fort-mackinac_6/ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Mackinac
Mackinac Island, Michigan
July 2007
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Nice…boat


Nice…boat, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Near Arch Rock
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackinac_Island
Mackinac Island, Michigan
July 2007
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Thursday, August 2, 2007

The Mackinac Bridge


The Mackinac Bridge, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

"Behold - the Mackinac Bridge!"

The Mackinac Bridge (pronounced with a silent "c"), is a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the non-contiguous Upper and Lower peninsulas of the U.S. state of Michigan. Envisioned since the 1880s, the bridge was completed only after many decades of struggles to begin construction. Designed by engineer David B. Steinman, it connects the city of St. Ignace on the north end with the village of Mackinaw City on the south.

The bridge opened on November 1, 1957, ending decades of the two peninsulas being solely linked by ferries. A year later, the bridge was formally dedicated as "the world's longest suspension bridge between anchorages". This designation was chosen because the bridge would not be the world's largest using another way of measuring suspension bridges, the length of the center span between the towers— at the time that title belonged to the Golden Gate Bridge, which has a longer center span. By saying "between anchorage", the bridge could be considered longer than the Golden Gate Bridge, and also longer than the suspended western section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (That bridge has a longer total suspension but is a double bridge with an anchorage in the middle.)

The Mackinac Bridge is the longest two tower suspension bridge between anchorages (8,614 feet) (2,626 m) in the Western Hemisphere. Much longer anchorage-to-anchorage spans have been built in the Eastern Hemisphere, including the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge in Japan (12,826 feet) (3,909 m). However, because of the long leadups to the anchorages on the Mackinac, from waterline to waterline it is much longer than the Akashi-Kaikyo (5 mile compared to 2.4 mile).

The length of the bridge's main span is 3,800 feet (1,158 m), which makes it the third-longest suspension span in the United States and tenth largest worldwide.

Wikipedia

On the National Register of Historic Places - added 1980 - #80004848

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackinac_Bridge www.mackinacbridge.org/

St. Ignace, Michigan
July 27, 2007
Day 206
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The Mackinac Bridge


The Mackinac Bridge, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

St. Ignace, Michigan
July 2007
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Old Barn in Door County


Old Barn in Door County, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Near Fish Creek, Wisconsin
July 2007
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Intermission at Ravinia


Intermission at Ravinia, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Highland Park, Illinois
www.ravinia.org/
They have a policy of no cameras in the pavilion. But EVERYONE had one. Heck, one of the ushers had one dangling from her neck!
July 2007
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