historic sites

Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory

Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory

The Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory was established in 1888 as the "Druid Hill Conservatory" on the grounds of Druid Hill Park (established in 1860).

Old Yeller

Hello friends! If you arrived looking for the yellow mongrel of Disney movie fame, I apologize. ;-)

This post features another "old yeller", a vintage yellow train resting in the B & O Railroad Museum of Baltimore. This photo was taken when I visited there in early 2011. After that wonderful visit I was "riding the rails" quite often here on this blog, but I haven't posted a train shot in some time. Let's get right to it!

Old Yeller
Old Yeller

I decided to go with this rear door shot, feeling that the entire car was just a bit much in this color. :-)

The image is a 3-bracket set which I cropped. Being a bit of a stickler for detail I normally would have had those cleats on the upper portion of the car right up to the edge of the crop but in this case I didn't want to remove the American Flag showing around the left side. By the way, this is a Pullman class passenger coach (circa 1930). There is even a spittoon placed at the back door. No word on whether this was considered an amenity or not. LOL

Thanks for visiting!

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

The Gateway

Welcome to the beginning of another week and Happy Halloween for those of you who celebrate this fun and festive day. This past weekend was far too busy, leaving zero time to do anything online or photographically. We even had a snow event which delivered 5 or 6 inches of wet and heavy snow. First time I can recall getting out the snow shovels before using the rakes. :-) In any case, there is plenty of catching up to do so a quick post will have me on my way.

Below is a simple image of a brass or bronze gateway taken inside the Baltimore Museum of Art. I always find doors, windows and gates to be quite interesting. Perhaps it's the mystery of what lies on the other side that stirs the imagination.

The Gateway
The Gateway

As always, thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!

I'll be catching up to you soon. ;-)

UPDATE

I did not have time initially but have since added this B&W version below.  My good friend Adam Allegro made a request to see this rendered in B&W. He also posted a museum shot, which you can see here.

The Gateway - B&W
The Gateway - B&W
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM