Tuesday Photo Challenge – City

Trains, trams and buses!

Welcome to week 175 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

After such a great week of your key contributions, I had to do some searching to find another theme that is worthy of your creative inspirations! It took a bit of searching to find a theme that we didn’t cover yet, but I found one. For this week, the challenge is for a rather wide-ranging theme, as it is City. It can be the city of your dreams, the city of your residence or the city of your birth.

I very much look forward to seeing where your favorite cities are located around the world!

Here’s a view of the city of my birth…

Centraal Station

Rotterdam is a wonderful city that continues to evolve over the decades. The view here is of the new Centraal Station (Central Train Station); the Netherlands has a tremendous public transportation system, that is both on schedule and convenient. As parking is at a premium, I usually use this option to go visit the cities!

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

Have fun, and reminisce of your city!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Night

Bring on your best night light!

Welcome to week 160 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

My apologies for not getting last week’s round up out first, but it’s been challenging to cram a week’s worth of work into 2 days before my trip to Ireland. I’ve looked a bunch of your wonderful, wheel posts and they are stunning! For this week’s challenge, I’m going for a darker subject: Night! Personally, I enjoy the look of shooting at night, as the contrast between light and dark is so pronounced. In your approach to this week’s theme, feel free to bring any old night into the light!

I hope you have fun with this theme!!

Here’s a shot from last week…

Boston at Night

Last week was spent in Boston, as Red Hat held its annual Summit there, which was a truly inspiring event! As I was walking back to my hotel after one of the ancillary events, I came across this bridge and saw that the moon was looking lovely between the high-rise buildings…

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

I’m looking forward to what creatures the night might bring to the light!

Succumb to Decay?

Advancements cause decay…

The WordPress Daily Prompt has the theme of Succumb.  While there are many ways to approach this prompt, the one that came to me first is to document the ongoing decay and how it threatens to the buildings that once were the backbone of a vibrant community.

The village of Turners Falls was established as a planned industrial community based on the ability to harness the power of the Connecticut river by building a dam and power canal to drive industry.  As the power canal still rushes through the town, one can imagine the din of that era, as mills next to the canal were actively producing their goods.  As with many of these towns, industrialization slowly moved away from them, as water power was replaced by fossil fuels, causing the town to succumb to slow decay.

These days, Turners Falls is a charming little town to visit with an interesting historic district.

One of the old mill buildings along Powers Street…

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Powers Street Decay

As you can see in this image, this mill building was already in an advanced state of decrepitude, as the window on the right side shows the sky behind it.  I’m not sure, if the building still stands, but it called from a past era on this autumn day!

Have a wonderful day!