The evolution of the Parker River Bridge (Route 1A) Newbury, Massachusetts Bridges come, bridges go. This one once carried cattle and trolleys, now it carries bicycles and autos. It once had 7 piers, then 4, now 2.
Constructed of wood, and of stone, then of concrete, then steel, and all made by muscle. One lane, two lanes, three lanes, four lanes, they open they close. They let water flow one way, boats flow two.
Pear Tree Shadow
This pear tree was brought here to the "new world" from England in the 1600's by then Governor Endicott of the Massachusetts Bay Colony Plantation. It's growth continues to bear fruit to this day. It's know as the oldest fruit tree in America. It is well nurtured and as you can see well protected. This was posted for Shadow Shot Sunday 2.
Thursday Challenge is a weekly thematic collaboration of photo blogger. This week's challenge, a two week challenge, is "best." Last week I posted this photo. For more photos on this theme click here for Thursday challenge.
This week's Sepia Saturday prompt shows a typesetter working his craft. I thought typesetting and typewriting would be a good connection so here we have a classroom of old typewriters on an old postcard. Now who would want to send someone a postcard of a classroom full of typewriters? Your guess is as good as mine!
This Library of Congress postcard shows a typing class at Eastern High School in Washington, D.C., c.1920. Most of the typewriters are Remington #10s. Click the photo to view it larger and enjoy the fashions which were popular then. If you click here, you’ll see the most wonderful thing about this photo: the list of classroom typewriter serial numbers and reported problems For many more fine Sepia Saturday posts click here.
There is a furry animal on the Sepia Saturday prompt this week. Well I have a rather large furry animal for you.
Today is the 100th anniversary Massachusetts Institute of Technology's move from Boston's Back Bay across the river to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
This giant beaver always lead the school's parades on special occasions. On this occasion he/she lead the entire faculty and student body across Charles River to it's new campus.
Of course M.I.T.'s mascot is the beaver nature's original engineer. Those animals are pretty good at creating dams to raise water levels flooding roadways and backyards. Their bungalows are created below water with many layers to protect them from the elements and predators. Busy as a beaver indeed!
From Black & White to Color
Thursday Challenge is a weekly thematic collaboration of photo bloggers. This week's challenge is "multi-color." I colorized this old B&W photo shot by my father in the 1950's using GIMP. Each color is a different layer mask. For more photos using this theme click here for Thursday Challenge.