25 October 2008

Fort Pickens, A Different View



After a very cold two hour survey, I needed to get off my ATV and get some exercise so I didn't freeze before heading back east on seven miles of open beach. You may think I'm kidding, but I have a serious issue with temperatures below 80 degrees!



Warming up gave me time to take a look at Fort Pickens...



up close, from many different views...



I love the old brick arches,



that are used both inside and out...



The red brick with green trim is striking...



even in the brilliant sunshine...



and the arches persist throughout.



I have to wonder who built all of them...



And if they have some super-resistance to hurricanes. They sure have stood the test of time! (I know, these look like the same photo, but it's not if you look at the arches in the background. It's just the same window.)



I know the sea wall helps protect the buildings when storms threaten!



This reflection has to be one of my favorite shots. I wish I had captured it better, but with two sets of windows, lots of angles and limited lens options, it was the best I could do!

1 comment:

rsobczak said...

I have a friend who is a mason, and back in my younger years I worked as a mason tender (laborer): so yes, I heartily agree and am on same page about brick arches. They are architectural works of beauty, ... and when well done, also very strong. Our boss always said the "bricks are forever." In many ways he was the first and best boss I ever had ... certainly the one I feared the most. But I was only 17-20 at the time. And great photo of window: I assumed it was photo shopped. Definitely a good capture.

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