On The Road To Leavenworth, WA….

Mural outside the Beer Hall in Leavenworth, Wa…

Eileen and I are out in Washington visiting her family. We ‘escaped’ one day and took a trip to Leavenworth. This is a small ‘Bavarian’ village where shopping and beer are the main attractions.

Leavenworth, Wa…

Along the way…

Plenty of places to stop and shoot. The freight train was kind enough to stop and pose…

Freight train near Leavenworth…

I spotted this home for old cars along the side of the road…

Home for old cars…

Brian the owner dropped by as we started shooting.

Brian…

He was super nice…allowed us to take photos of the cars…

1938 Valiant…
Chevy hood ornament
Three car monty…

and then took us inside to see his ‘collection’.  He’s a picker and has many interesting things in his garage…These are but a few of them.

Brian’s riding mask…
These boots were meant for walking….
Brian’s collection continued outside…

We also found this church…it was closed or we would have gone inside.

The Vitality Chrisitian Church…

After a long day we were getting tired and thought of possibly staying here…

Rooms from $40…

but decided to head home to the family.

The Ori-Hezroni clan…
Sabba‘ Ellery with Shylee…the newest member of the family…
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Inner-Harbor Boat Tour of New York/New Jersey …

Recently,  Eileen and I, along with some of our photographer friends, took the “Hidden Harbor Tour” of New York and New Jersey’s inner-harbor.

NYC skyline looks over a sailing ship in New York harbor near Battery Park...

The Inner Harbor Tour  started from the South Street Seaport and passed by the Red Hook Container Terminal…

Red Hook Container Terminal

the New York Waterways Taxi depot…

New York Waterway Taxis...

and  the Erie Basin…

View of Red Hook, Brooklyn from the Erie Basin...

home of Hughes Brothers Barges

Hughes Brothers Barges...

before crossing the harbor toward Staten Island.

NYPD keeps watch as we leave Brooklyn for Staten Island...

Our boat then entered Kill Van Kull, the area’s busiest waterway dividing Staten Island and Bayonne,

Cargo ship in the Kill van Kull...

passing tug yards,

Blue tug returning home...

oil docks

Oil tanks in New Jersey...

and marine repair facilities.

Marine repair facility...

It then passed under the Bayonne Bridge

Our tour boat and a cargo ship pass under the Bayonne Bridge...

and sailed near the giant container ports of Newark Bay, Port Newark and Port Elizabeth where the world’s largest container ships tie up…

Container terminal in New Jersey...

passing near the Robbin’s Reef Lighthouse…

Robbins Lighthouse with city skyline and Statue of Liberty in background....

We observed the dredging of the harbor as larger container ships will need greater depth in the harbor…

Dredging the harbor #1...

Dredging the harbor #2...

On the way back, the moon was kind enough to rise, and I was able to get off a few shots…

Moon over abandoned terminal in Staten Island...now to find out how to get in...

The Harbor...Verrazano Bridge in background...

Moon over the Bayonne Bridge...

Coast Guard cutter in the harbor...

South Street Seaport...

and the Statue of Liberty…

The Statue of Liberty...

allowing for some sunset shots…

Bayonne Bridge at dusk...

Cargo cranes in Bayonne, New Jersey...

before returning to Pier 16 in the South Street Seaport.

Oyster Bay Classic Car Show & Cruise Night…

Red Rod

Every Tuesday night in the summer is the Oyster Bay Cruise Night. It’s free and there’s classic cars,  hot rods and some bikes. There’s live music which was actually pretty good. The Main St and some side streets are closed off and everyone comes out to see the cars and enjoy the town’s pubs and restaurants. Hope to get back there again before the season ends.

The Logos…

Many different cars with many different emblems and logos.

Mercedes (car hood)

Ford "Victoria"

The Excalibur

The Engines…

I forgot to note which cars these are from. Will do so next time around!

#1

#3

#4

Interiors…

Exteriors…

The Palouse: The Grain Elevators…

Red truck outside grain silos...

Grain Elevators and Storage Buildings…

While traveling through the Palouse, it is always nice to shoot the beautiful contours, shapes and colors. In addition I like to include barns and old homesteads in the images and will be seen in follow-up blog postings. Another group of images that I find quite interesting are the Grain Elevators and Storage Buildings.

Grain elevators are in abundance in this region and are a very important part of the economy and lifestyle of the grain growers in the Palouse. These large structures can be seen in the countryside as well as in many of the towns. They are typically very large and many times fill the sky as you come upon them. They can be made of various materials but the most of them are made of concrete or steel. Each one seems to have a character of its own and is definitely an addition to the landscape or the overall look of small town.

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