Visited the Gilmore Car Museum today and had a great time wandering through the old cars, taking snapshots of hood ornaments and other details. A very fun place to visit - a world class collection of vintage autos.
Here are some photos of hood ornaments - I should have noted the names of the cars but didn't think about that:
I spent some time last week "back east" and wander up into the New England states for a while. A lot of cemetery details will be posted into the film photo a day blog over the next several weeks, but here are three old churches that I happened into during the trip.
This is the Brick Church in Clarendon, Vermont, a.k.a. Clarendon Congregational Church. My wife found one of her distant ancestors buried in the cemetery across the road:
The clock is just a painted ornament on the steeple. I wonder why 10:46 is the chosen time.
No idea what the church shown below is or was, but the distinctive snowflake pattern on it was eye catching. This blog describes it as a circa 1890 Queen Ann Church. It looks like someone is taking care of it these days as witnessed by the new shutters on the windows. The second photo below details the attractive bell motif in the windows shutters.
Lastly, First Church of Christ in Wethersfield Connecticut. Per Wikipedia the congregation was founded in 1635 and the building here was built in 1761. It seems to be an active congregation to this day and renovations to the building were in progress as we strolled by:
At the historic Nathanial Russel house in Charleston, SC. The guide instructed the group to line up, step under the stairs, take a shot and move on. I did all that and didn't even notice the dude with his hand on the bannister...