Steve Tate, Poet – Photo for Nov. 30

I intend to post more of Steve Tate. I met him this morning on a shrimp boat in Brunswick, GA. We visited as he and the crew worked at getting ready to go shrimping. I think Steve is a very good poet, who has a gift for delivering his thoughtful verses and entertained me with several original works.

Steve Tate, Poet

Steve Tate, Poet

 

Edge of the World, Series 1 – Photo(s) for Nov. 29

These are part of a series of photos I took at our “Edge of the World” on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. I have posted these in various forms, particularly as part of a YouTube video, but thought they deserved a place here as a slide show.

East Broad Top, Today No. 1 – Photo for Nov. 22

As I wrote in the previous post, I have revisited Mount Union to take photos of what is left of the East Broad Top Railroad yard. The last time I was there, it was overcast and I used my infrared digital camera to take a series of photos. Many of the coal cars are still there, many of them in what is now a new growth woods. The buildings however have disappeared except for the engine house.

East Broad Top Railroad, Mount Union, PA, No. 1

East Broad Top Railroad, Mount Union, PA, No. 1

East Broad Top RR, Mt. Union – Photo for Nov. 21

This photo was taken in 1969 or 1970 and shows the abandoned yard of the East Broad Top Railroad in Mount Union, PA. I will at some time in the future rescan this negative and attempt to get more depth. I visited the site again twice in the past two years, 2010 and 2011. The buildings are all gone except the engine house, but most of the rails and cars are still there among what is now new growth woods. I will post a few photos of this, maybe one tomorrow. I also posted an interesting photo from the other end of the line recently.

East Broad Top RR, Mt. Union