Sunday, August 24, 2008

turkeys out back

This past Saturday morning, a hen and her young (ten or so chicks) stroll through.

(Later, this evening, a different set of wings . . .)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Saturday, August 09, 2008

persistence of vision: street view

Type in a town, a street, maybe a full address and you might get more than a map or an aerial view from Google Maps. You might get a street view of the recent past.

Above is Little's Supermarket. Below is Angelo's. (Again, both images courtesy Google . . .)

Both are closed. And both are still standing (or were as of late June). But they may not stand like this forever. Here they are, probably as they were one day last fall.

And near or far on any road that's been documented, you can see a little ways back in time.

With tiled images creating a 360 degree view at any given point, it's like nostalgia's become a video game.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

scanning the past

Some picture postcards from old family correspondence during World War II. (A current photo of the scene above. Or check out Street View on Google.)

A color logo from USO stationary:

A logo from a USO envelope flap:

The blog USO Clubs in World War II has picture postcards from various USO locations during the war.

more of the less-Bennigan's, Steak & Ale

That Mall's Sick And That Store's Dead! (aka Sickmalls) posts photos of a Bennigan's and a Steak & Ale. Evidently, I'm not alone in wearing a black armband for Butters.

Not being much of a theme restaurant goer, I find my interest is more about how these places become landmarks in current and (later on) remembered space. These two are on the outskirts of what was Coliseum Mall, Hampton VA.