Monday, October 13, 2014

Country Club Plaza KCMO

The Plaza was one of the first shopping centers that catered to 
the automobile.  It is an upscale shopping center and residential
neighborhood in Kansas City designed to
look like buildings in Seville, Spain.
Another interesting building in the Plaza.
The Giralda Tower modeled after the Cathedral of Seville.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Shamrock Hotel, Blackville

The ravages of time have left their mark on the Shamrock Hotel in
Blackville, SC.  At one time this was a vibrant building for residents
and visitors.  Eating, playing pool and poker and the laughter of folks
having a good time. The decline of the railroad signaled the
demise of the Shamrock as it slowly fell into despair.
The roof is long gone and the walls are now
supported by a steel structure.  Only your imagination
can see what was once a grand building.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Peterborough Lift Lock

The Peterborough Lift Lock is part of the Trent-Severn
Waterway in Peterborough, Ontario and is a
National Historic Site of Canada.  It is truly an
amazing experience to see the Lift in action.
The view from the upper lock - mechanical engineering at work.