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pin the hat 4

pin the hat 4

..and this concludes this mini-series, i was able to get the hat on someone (there’s actually 2 of them) after a few more tries before the train arrived..

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pin the hat 3

pin the hat 3

..well, not much luck here again.. maybe on the next try..

*the  borders you see here are from the steel pillars (i dunno what they’re called) in the subway.. i chose to include them in the shot..

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pin the hat 2

pin the hat 2

..didn’t quite hit it this time..

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pin the hat

pin the hat

..back to people shots, these next series of shots were taken while waiting for the next train, i played a li’l game called pin the hat on the peeps..

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blocks

blocks

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cavern of colors

cavern of colors

..a small pool of water we passed by on our short hike to ruby falls..

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ysleta del sur pueblo

ysleta del sur pueblo

..the third & last of the missions we visited along mission trail in el paso.. you can find the first ones here, here, and here

The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (“the Pueblo”) is a U.S. federally recognized Native American tribe and sovereign nation. The Pueblo is one of three tribes located in Texas and the only Pueblo located in the state. The Tribal community, known as “Tigua”, was established in 1682 after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Since then, the Tribe has retained a significant presence in the El Paso region that helped pave the way for the development of the area. The Tribe maintains its traditional political system and ceremonial practices and continues to flourish as a Pueblo community. Tribal enrollment is over 1,600 citizens. (source)

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smile/frown

smile/frown

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hit the mark

hit the mark

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spotted

spotted

..she’s got that look of a mother just having caught her mischievous kid red handed..

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blinded

blinded

..a fellow shutterbug who, like daredevil, uses her heightened senses to capture the decisive moment.. or maybe i just happened to take this shot while a cold gust of wind hit her face.. i think the former sounds better..

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borders

borders

..get it?

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i see you

i see you

..it was uncomfortably cold the weekend when i was at nyc, which made it easier to shoot street because people were preoccupied with keeping themselves warm.. not that they didn’t notice my huge, lumbering, touristy frame pointing a camera at their faces.. but i have wifey & her cousin acting as decoys so it was all good.. and it’s not like i was shooting with an “in your face 50mm (or shorter)” lens..

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train trip

train trip

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york ave

york ave

..this stretch of road is york ave, taken from the tram..

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ruby falls

ruby falls

..this was what’s waiting for us when we got to the end of the path, i set up my tripod and took a shot.. it was initially very dark, and then some funky light show illuminated the area and i ended up with this trippy SOOC shot..

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chasm shift

chasm shift

..reframed shot of this one..

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john ross

john ross

..not much people that time when i was shooting on the deck.. just the way i like it..

The Market Street Bridge, officially referred to as the John Ross Bridge, is a bascule bridge that spans the Tennessee River between downtown Chattanooga and the Northshore District. It carries North Market Street (formerly designated as U.S. Highway 127), and was named in honor of Cherokee Chief John Ross. The bridge was completed in 1917 at a cost of $1 million. In the mid 1970s, the southern terminus of US-127 was moved several miles north to the intersection of Dayton Boulevard and Signal Mountain Boulevard in the nearby suburb of Red Bank.

The bridge closed in 2005 for a renovation, but reopened on August 4, 2007, ahead of its originally scheduled September completion date.(wiki)

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choo choo ceiling

choo choo ceiling

..even though we didn’t stay here, i was still able to roam around, explore and take photos..

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choo choo access

choo choo access

..yep, a train station converted to a hotel..

Terminal Station in Chattanooga, Tennessee is a former railroad station, once owned and operated by the Southern Railway, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The station was opened in 1909 and was the latest and largest station in Chattanooga’s history. The original Chattanooga Union Station, built in 1858, (demolished in 1973) was outgrown by the rapid expansion in the railroad network serving Chattanooga. A second station, built in 1882, was outgrown in only six years. In 1888, an old freight depot was converted to a passenger facility, while three other depots handled commercial and industrial traffic.

As the railroad industry declined in the 1950s and 1960s, passenger traffic dwindled, and the last passenger train, The Birmingham Special, left Terminal Station in 1970. In 1972, local businessmen bought the building, renamed it the Chattanooga Choo Choo after the song, and began rehabilitating the building. Today, the 24-acre (97,000 m2) complex is a convention center, hotel and resort with restaurants and shops. Hotel guests can stay in half of a restored passenger railway car. Dining at the complex includes the Gardens restaurant in the Terminal Station itself (enclosed passenger loading platform), The Station House (which is housed in a former baggage storage, but on original building plans is designated as “Mail Sorting Facility”) and the “Dinner in the Diner” which is the complex’s fine dining venue, housed in a restored 1938 Class A dining car. Some parts of the complex are connected by a heritage streetcar line, operated by a 1924-built ex-New Orleans Perley Thomas trolley car.(wiki)

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もう一度

もう一度

..i sorta remembered posting shots from here before, but here’s one more..

*blog buddies.. i’m out stalking the streets of nyc so i won’t be dropping by your sites for a few days.. 🙂

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knock

knock

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union station

union station

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delta bow

delta bow

..view from the front part of the ship..

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calliope

calliope

..the ship’s calliope..

A calliope  is a musical instrument that produces sound by sending a gas, originally steam or more recently compressed air, through large whistles, originally locomotive whistles. (wiki)

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walnut street bridge

walnut street bridge

..the bridge that was in yesterday’s background..

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delta queen

delta queen

..more stuff from our recent trip to chattanooga.. this is where we stayed, it’s a retired steam boat..

The Delta Queen is an American sternwheel steamboat that is a U.S. National Historic Landmark. Historically, she has been used for cruising the major rivers that constitute the drainage of the Mississippi River, particularly in the American South. As of June 2009, she is docked in Chattanooga, Tennessee and has been converted into a hotel. It is possible that she will come back on the rivers.

The Delta Queen is 285 feet long (86.9 m), 58 feet (17.7m) wide, and draws 11.5 feet (3.5m). She weighs 1,650 tons (1,676 metric tons), with a capacity of 176 passengers. Her cross-compounded steam engines generate 2,000 indicated horsepower (1,500 kW), powering a stern-mounted paddlewheel.(wiki)

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deck

deck

..view from the deck..

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chasm

chasm

..one of those tours where tripods are permitted, this one was a cave roof shot while our guide was explaining something..

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hernando de soto bridge

hernando de soto bridge

The bridge is a through arch bridge carrying Interstate 40 across the Mississippi River between West Memphis, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee. Memphians also call the bridge the “New Bridge”, as it is newer than the Memphis & Arkansas Bridge (carrying Interstate 55) downstream.
The bridge is named for 16th century Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto who explored this stretch of the Mississippi River, and died south of Memphis. His body was believed to have been buried in the Mississippi River after his death (although, according to legend, his body lay at the bottom of Lake Chicot in Arkansas, an oxbow lake of the Mississippi River about 130 miles south of Memphis.) (wiki)

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detour

detour

..rounding up (what i think are) my best posts for last year..