Tuesday, July 31, 2012

North Carolina Waterfalls

In the Southern Appalachian Mountains people living here are of pure Anglo-Saxon stock.  They believe they have the right to make corn liquor or "Moonshine" and in a remote section our photographer ran into the one portrayed on this card.  Had he been carrying a gun instead of a camera there may have been one photographer less and no picture, as these moonshiners fear and hate "revenuers" and would not hesitate to shoot one.  This man willingly posed for the picture.  In making moonshine it is necessary to have cold water, and as you can see there is an oversupply available here.

Pearson's Falls can be seen from U.S. Highway No. 176 in the Saluda-Tryon section of western North Carolina.

Lookinglass Falls, Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Kids and Kubs - St. Petersburg, Fla.

The World Famous Kids and Kubs
Three Quarter Century Softball Club
Organized 1931.  All players are over 75 years of age.  Scheduled games from Dec. 1st to April 1st each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. South Waterfront Park, 1st St. and 5th Ave. So., St. Petersburg, Florida.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Bedford, Indiana

East Side Public Square, Bedford, Ind.

Methodist Church, Bedford, Ind.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Florida Flora

Scenes of beauty are a commonplace in Florida.  Everywhere flowering plants, shrubs, vines and trees brighten the landscape with lovely color and their fragrance fills the air.  This wall of Sweet Pea is an unusually picturesque sight.

Stately Palms and Australian Pines, Florida

It's a pleasant drive to the Orchid Jungle - 25 miles south of Miami.  Take U.S. Route No. 1.  There one can see exotic orchids from far parts of the world and beautiful native Florida orchids growing wild on huge oak trees.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Located near the site of Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg is this beautiful building which houses the famous painting of the Battle of Gettysburg.  Operated by the U.S. Department of the Interior, it is one of the highlights of a visit to Gettysburg.
(Note:  the painting is now housed in a new building and this fabulous Richard Neutra designed modern masterpiece sits vacant with an unclear future.)

Devil's Den Ledge
Gettysburg, Pa.
Showing the Red Bud (Judas) in bloom.  One of the natural landmarks that attract attention of tourists is the immense ledge of rocks in front of Round Top.  It furnished shelter for the Confederate Sharpshooters who were picking off the gunners at the Batteries on Little Round Top.

The National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pa.
This aerial view clearly shows the rows of markers for both the known and unknown Northern dead who were interned here.  The known dead total 3,555 and are buried in eighteen different groups, each state having its own individual section.  The New York State Monument is in the foreground and in the rear and center stands the National Monument which is near the spot wehre Lincoln delivered his immortal speech of dedication and is the nation's tribute to her sons who gave their lives as the price of victory on the field at Gettysburg.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Everglades

American Alligators roam widely through the Everglades wetlands during the summer rainy season and concentrate around drying pools during the winter and spring dry season.  They feed opportunistically on whatever aquatic animals are locally most common, including fish, crayfish, turtles, apple snails, water birds, and small mammals.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ohio State University

Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Aerial View of Campus and view of beautiful Mirror Lake.

Stadium, Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Covers 10 acres, 109 ft. high, 750 ft. long, 597 ft. wide, circumference 1/3 mile.  Capacity 80,000.
St. John Arena and French Field House are also shown.

Stadium, Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Covers 10 acres, 109 ft. high, 750 ft. long, 597 ft. wide, circumference 1/3 mile. Capacity 80,000.
St. John Arena and French Field House are also shown.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Florida Flora

A Cocoanut Tree in Florida

Water Hyacinths in Florida

The Papaya, grown only in the most tropical countries, is valued for its medicinal qualities as well as its flavor.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Grand Canyon National Park - Arizona

Near Pima Point
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
First visited by the Spanish in 1540, Grand Canyon has remained a source of exploration and study and a mecca for sightseers from all corners of the earth.

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
At Pima Point
Light and shadow as seen from the snow-white limestone Cliffs.  Pima Point's extensive outlook is a marvelous spectacle.

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
O'Neill Butte
On Kaibab Trail at base of Yaki Point.  to be fully appreciated, the Grand Canyon should be seen from both, top and bottom.  For exploring the inner recesses of the chasm, there are two excellent trails from the South Rim to the Colorado River.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Florida Flora

Florida is the Sunshine Land of Flowers and Play.  Drenched in beauty its myriad blossoms enchant the eye.

Gorgeous Poinsettias, Florida
Perhaps the most gorgeous of all Florida's blossoms is the Scarlett Poinsettia.  Its flaming mass of blossoms are to be seen everywhere in the Sunshine State.

The white, waxy blossoms of the Gardenias at Cypress Gardens are famous the world over and twelve different varieties are to be seen along the winding paths.  Each year America's Gardenia Queen is crowned among thousands of the fragrant flowers.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Indianapolis, Indiana

Court House, Indianapolis, Ind.

Odd Fellow Bldg, Indianapolis, Ind.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Florida Boating

Sunset reflections lend enchantment ot his Dexter Beauty Scene.

Florida Boat Basin

The shrimp fleet makes a picturesque scene, anchored in a Florida port, awaiting its turn to unload its cargo.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hershey, Pennsylvania

At Hershey, Pennsylvania Rose and Tulip Gardens we see in the foreground beds containing "Modern Times" tulips.  Many perennials and shrubs are found in these free gardens.

Among the loveliest gardens in America are those in the "Chocolate Town," Hershey, Pennsylvania where you will find more than 30,000 tulips blooming in almost 1,000 varieties, while later the Rose Gardens having 42,000 plants in 1,000 varieties are in blossom.  These Gardens are free.  We see here in the foreground, "The Yellow Wings" tulips.  Immediately back of them, "The ORchid Bell" and in the background to the right, "Chatelaine."

Hershey Rose Garden, Hershey, Penna.
Panorama of the Sunken Garden.  the columns and vases were Italian made.  Milton hershey farmlands span the valley in the background.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

St. Augustine, Florida

The Bridge of Lions
St. Augustine, Florida
One of the two massive lions made of Italian Marble, places at the west approach of the bridge in honor of Ponce de Leon.  this historic bridge spans the Manazas River, connecting St. Augustine with Anastasia Island.

Cathedral of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida
The Cathedral of St. Augustine is the home of America's oldest Christian parish in North America.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan
San Felipe del Morro Fortress

San Juan
Crescent shaped beach

San Juan
Tropical scene at the Caribe Hilton hotel

Monday, July 16, 2012

Florida Flora

Florida Orange Blossoms

Yucca In Bloom In Florida

Beautiful Wild Orchids In Florida
McKee Jungle Gardens, Vero Beach

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Christopher Inn - Columbus, Ohio

Sadly this magnificent modern hotel no longer exists.  It was completed in 1963 and demolished in 1988.

The Christopher Inn
300 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio
This unique 16 level circular Motor Inn is one of the newest architectural triumphs in the City of Columbus.

Christopher Inn and Franklin County Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio
To left housing Franklin County Historical Society and Center of Science and Industry, 280 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio.

This parking lot and office building occupy the site today.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Castaways - Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach, Florida
The exotic Castaways on Miami Beach's famous Motel Strip.

Check out another view in my previous post.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Monticello - Charlottesville, Virginia

An Aerial View of Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's Home) Charlottesville, VA. - This historical shrine near Charlottesville is visited by thousands yearly.  Designed and built by Jefferson and his slaves, the beauty of this mansion and surrounding grounds can be seen from this aerial view.

The home of Thomas Jefferson
Charlottesville, Virginia

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Florida Fishing

Florida Fishing
Landing this Barracuda will not be an easy task - but well worth the effort.

This long-poled fisherman of the human species is accompanied by an instinctive fisherman friend, the Snowy Egret, of the marshy waters of Florida.

A Fighting Tarpon At Everglades National Park, Florida