E l d o r a d o

Gaily bedight, A gallant knight, In sunshine and in shadow, Had journeyed long, Singing a song, In search of Eldorado. But he grew old— This knight so bold— And o’er his heart a shadow— Fell as he found No spot of ground That looked like Eldorado. And, as his strength Failed him at length, He… Continue reading E L D O R A D O

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We are jazzed you're here...NOLA

We’re Jazzed You’re Here! The French Quarter in NOLA Bayou Coquille at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Chalmette Battlefield & National Cemetery

Eye of God: Eastern State Penitentiary

Designed by John Haviland, Opened on October 25th 1829, Closed in 1971, Eastern State is considered the world’s first true penitentiary and had housed [notable] inmates such as Al Capone. The most outstanding feature of the prison is the use of glass skylights in each cell representing the Eye Of God. This design suggested that… Continue reading Eye of God: Eastern State Penitentiary

Wheels, Steam and Steel

Peoples Water Company Pump House. The former Philipsburg pumping plant circa 1885. Phillipsburg, NJ

Pictures and a video of a few artifacts collected by: The National Museum Of Industrial History and Bethlehem Steel(Bethlehem, PA),The New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center(Phillipsburg, NJ)andThe Peoples Water Company Pump House (Phillipsburg, NJ) The video uses music by Telegraphy. The track is called Someone In Detroit

The Scranton Lace Company

Lace production equipment. The Scranton Lace Company. Scranton, PA

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,… Continue reading The Scranton Lace Company

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

Rosenau Brothers Garment Factory

Lament For a Hoover Convertible Model 69. The Brothers Garment Factory. Central Pennsylvania, PA

This was a visit to the ruins of an abandoned clothing mill/factory in Lansford, Pennsylvania. The mill was constructed in 1910 as The Century Throwing Company and went bankrupt when demand for silk products went south in the United States due to the introduction of  cheaper synthetic Rayon products. The factory was purchased by two… Continue reading Rosenau Brothers Garment Factory