The Sunshine State

Make it look like a selfie... Said the American Alligator... Seen near Long Pine Key. Everglades National Park, FL

A drive through Florida’s scenic byways starting in Miami and passing through:

  • The Keys(A1A South)
A Double-crested Cormorant trying to take a nap on the beach…
  • Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge(A1A North)
  • Everglades National Park(FL RT 9336)
  • Biscayne National Park
  • Big Cypress, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge and Ten Thousand Islands(US RT 41/90 West)
  • Naples, Fort Myers(US 41 West/North)
  • Tampa(I-75)
  • NOLA, MS and AL(separate posts!) through I5 West
  • Northwest Florida(Tallahassee, Panama City, Pensacola, St Marks Wildlife Refuge, Apalachicola National Forest, Blue Angles Parkway..etc) using US 98/30/79/20/267 East for the most part.
  • Orlando(again through US 98/30 East)
  • Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet Beach, Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Fort Pierce, Hutchinson Island, Palm Beach, Sebastian Inlet State Park, Fort Lauderdale (through FL RT A1A South)
As Patient As A Fisherman
The [Shore] Runners: Sanderlings running on the shores of Ponce Inlet Beach in Florida…

The Scranton Lace Company

Lace production equipment. The Scranton Lace Company. Scranton, PA
Punch Cards Are Everywhere: The Scranton Lace Company

Once the largest producer of Nottingham Lace, The Scranton Lace Company was established in 1890 and remained in business until 2002 when the factory was shutdown mid-shift and abandoned shortly afterwards.

In the pictures and video, you will see a teeny tiny part of the huge industrial complex including the only remaining loom, power house, numerous catwalks & scattered punch cards.

Here is the full listing of music tracks used in the video:

Monsoon Season by The OO-Ray

A Savage Exhibition by The OO-ray

Silhouettes by The OO-Ray

The Warm Before The Storm by The OO-Ray

Monsoon Breeze by The OO-Ray

Swanoji by Christopher Olson

Sundown by J Butler

So this is how it ends by Earsmack

Float by Mark Rushton

Fugetsu by Naoyuki Sasanami

Oceans Apart by The OO-Ray

A Flying V by The OO-Ray

Agra by Simon Scott

Diplodocus by The OO-Ray

Live at The Piano fort by The OO-Ray

Rivers Of Steel: Carrie Furnaces 6 and 7 in Rankin, PA

The Tristle Bridge control room. Carrie Furnaces. Rankin, PA

Carrie Furnaces are the only remaining blast furnaces in the Pittsburgh, PA area.

The two furnaces(6 and 7) were constructed back in 1907 and remained in operation until 1978 according to Wikipedia.
The site was designated a national historic landmark in 2006.

Though the two furnaces are probably the most significant remains, other buildings are still on site including:
The blowing engine room,
The A.C. Power house,
The electrostatic precipitators and hoist houses

The site was designated a national historic landmark in 2006.

Ruins of an industrial era: Carrie Furnaces 6 and 7 in Rankin, PA

It is worth mentioning that there are 4 blast furnaces at Edgar Thomson in Braddock, PA. The Edgar Thomson Steel Works furnaces have been active since 1872 and are hence the oldest remaining furnaces in the area.

Music used in the video is by Saito Koji.

The first track is called hope loop_01 while the second track is called hope loop_02.