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Chittenden Locks

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Blog, Newsletter | 6 comments

Chittenden Locks

– Click on the image to enlarge or purchase – Chittenden Locks The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks are on the Lake Washington Ship Canal which links Lake Washington, Lake Union and Salmon Bay with the Puget Sound.  They are located just a few miles west of the Fishermen’s Terminal we visited last week. Following the failure of several private canal schemes, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gen. Hiram M. Chittenden, advanced the project, and his name was later given to the Government Locks linking the Sound and Salmon Bay at Ballard.  Work began in November 1911. The Locks...

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Barbados Lighthouses

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Blog, Newsletter | 4 comments

Barbados Lighthouses

– Click on the image to enlarge or purchase – Barbados Lighthouses The island of Barbados, located in the Atlantic to the east of the other islands of the Lesser Antilles, has four historic lighthouses. Three are listed as active, although there are reports that they are not always in service. All four are endangered by neglect and are much in need of restoration. South Point Light was built on the island in 1852.  It had originally been exhibited at London’s Great Exhibition in 1851.  After the exhibition it was dismantled, brought to the island and reassembled.  The...

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Meadowlark Botanical Garden Tulips

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Blog, Newsletter | 8 comments

Meadowlark Botanical Garden Tulips

– Click on the image to enlarge or purchase – Meadowlark Botanical Garden Tulips Spring is officially here as determined by both the astrological and meteorological calendars.  Try telling that to the weather!  The famous Cherry Blossom Festival has begun in Washington DC but nobody thought to consult with the trees themselves.  Due to the prolonged cold the blooms are now not forecast to peak until April 3 this year, past the mid-point of the festival.  As I write this, Easter is only a couple of days away and yet there is very little color anywhere as the spring bulbs have...

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Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Blog, Newsletter | 6 comments

Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle

– Click on the image to enlarge or purchase – Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal is located on Salmon Bay in the Interbay neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, east of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and immediately west of the Ballard Bridge (seen in the background of the image above).  Operated by the Port of Seattle, it is home to the Pacific North West fishing fleet including some of the vessels that are on the Discovery Channel show the Deadliest Catch. – Click on the image to enlarge or purchase – The facility provides...

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Betty’s Hope Details Part 2

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Blog, Newsletter | 10 comments

Betty’s Hope Details Part 2

–  Click on the image to enlarge or purchase  – Betty’s Hope Details Part 2 In the last post we started to look at some of the details of the Betty’s Hope windmills.  (click here to learn more about life on a Caribbean Sugar Plantation). We left that post with a view of the entrance into the windmill to where the mechanism for grinding the sugar cane can be found.  As we see in the image above, this appears to be in very good condition and, if there were full sails on the vanes of the windmill, would probably work.  The vanes, though, now consist of just the main...

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Betty’s Hope Details Part 1

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Blog, Newsletter | 8 comments

Betty’s Hope Details Part 1

–  Click on the image to enlarge or purchase  – Betty’s Hope Details Part 1 Betty’s Hope, which we looked at in February last year, was the largest sugar plantation in Antigua (click here to learn more about life on a Caribbean Sugar Plantation).  It is somewhere I like to try to visit each time we are on the island.  My images from each visit, though, had begun to become somewhat similar and I was wondering if it was really worth returning to. As luck would have it, inspiration was just around the corner.  On one of our island tours we stopped at a new restaurant. ...

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