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Hot Soup on a Cold Day

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***** Not exactly! This is my contribution to signs, signs. *****

Along the Riverfront

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***** Looking south from the new portion of the river walk. In the background on the left is the TSYS Corporate Campus. Behind the trees is the 14th Street bridge. *****

Another Shot of City Mills

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***** I liked the reflections in this one. *****

Railroad Trestle

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***** ... and blue sky.

City Mills Dam

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***** City Mills dam will be removed along with the E&P dam as part of the river restoration project, but the work will not start (mid to end of 2012) until they finish with P&E. They are however, working on the extension of the Phenix City river walk, which is what I am standing on to take this shot. They have not added the railing yet so it feels like you are right on top of the water. The flow here is still full strength and the water roared. I have taken shot of City Mills and the dam, but always from the Georgia side looking east. *****

Mott House in Monochrome

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***** The Mott House was built in 1839 and place on the national register of historic places in 1974. The house stands on the property of the TSYS Corporate Campus. The house is currently empty.  ***** This is my contribution for 'The Weekend in Black and White'. *****

Light Stripes

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Something I Am Thankful For

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***** As I sit here on the day of my 1000th post looking through several days worth of photographs, I cannot find any that please me. I mean, this is a special day and I should post a special photograph, right? So I went back a a couple of weeks and pulled this shot of my husband. He brings joy to my life [almost] everyday and keeps me laughing. If you ask me the secret to our 34 years of marriage, my response would be laughter. So on this Thanksgiving Eve (and my 1000th post), I wish you a lifetime of laughter and love and someone special to share it with. *****

How Many Maintenance Men ...

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***** ... does it take to put up a Christmas tree? ***** ***** I am not sure when the tree lighting will be...maybe Friday. ***** ***** If they have it completed by tomorrow, I will catch a shot of the completed tree. *****  ***** If they don't have it finished, I won't see it till Monday. Not going anywhere near that place over the weekend no matter how much you beg me to see the completed tree. *****

Another Shot ...

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***** ... Of the Space and Science Center. Activities include: Challenger Learning Center, the Omnisphere Theater (currently showing Wonders of the Universe), and the Mead Observatory. I really enjoyed the flight simulator. Admission: $6 (adults), $5 (military, seniors), $4 (children), $3 (students). *****

Water Wheel

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***** One good thing about the low flow is that you can clean all the garbage from the river bed. *****

Coca Cola Space Science Center

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***** For a fun, family activity. *****

Top Hat in Monochrome

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***** This is my contribution for 'The Weekend in Black and White'. *****

Thanksgiving Hands

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***** The company I work for is a Partner in Education with Downtown Elementary. Departments within the company 'adopt' classes. A lot of the students come from financially challenged homes. We help with parties, buy them Christmas gifts, read to the students, mentor and tutor, and help whenever we can. Our department adopted a 3rd grade class this year and in return they made us these cards for Thanksgiving. I think they are great. How about you? *****

E. Rosa Parks Avenue

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***** Rosa Parks, a civil rights activist was born in Tuskegee, AL. In 1955, she refused to give her seat on the bus to a white passenger and rode the bus into history as her action started the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  *****

Well, It Is Football Season ...

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***** ... so today we have Jordan-Hare Stadium, Home of the Auburn Tigers. The stadium seats 87,451. It amazes me that that many people want to watch college football, or any kind of football for that matter.  *****

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

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***** The Ledger-Enquirer building on Broadway.  Tonight was my last night of class so I will get around to visit tomorrow.  *****

The Powerhouse

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***** The powerhouse at the Eagle & Phenix mill. Water from the Chattahoochee river is being diverted through the powerhouse during the restoration project. Planners for the restoration, hope that an entrepeneur will turn the upper level of the powerhouse into a restaurant.  *****

Bridge Work - 14th Street

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***** Work is coming along of the 14th Street pedestrian bridge. This is my contribution for The Weekend in Black and White. *****

Space Age Soda Dispenser

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***** New dispenser makes up to 100 flavors available to consumers. This one is at the local movie theater. Want to see it in action, check out his youtube video. *****

Sunrise

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Free Flowing

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***** The work on the dam has  been halted until they fix the river walk. As you can see a lot of water is flowing thru the spillway and covering up the temporary construction road. They hope to resume work on the dam by next week. *****

First Casualty

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***** The first casualty of the river restoration project occurred on Saturday, 5 November. The force of the water being diverted for the dam work through the powerhouse caused a 48 foot section of the river walk on the Columbus-side of the river to collapse. I took this shot on Saturday, but didn't realize what I had till Sunday. Luckily, the contractor noticed something was wrong on Friday and put up some barricades. This particular section is very popular with the local fisherman and someone could have been injured or worse. ***** They are working hard to get the river walk repaired by Saturday, 12 November because the Soldier Marathon is being held that day and this is part of the route. The pressure is on because this race is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.   *****

Blue and Gold

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***** I had class tonight so I won't be able to visit. I will get around tomorrow.  *****

The Morning After

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***** A piece of Columbus history burned down last night. Swift Denim closed down this manufacturing plant in and sold the building in 2006 when they moved to a new and improved plant. The building has been empty since closing although there were plans to repurpose the structure. There were no reports of injuries or damage to surrounding buildings.  ***** ***** The sidewalk was the police line and we were not able to get any closer. And I forgot the BIG lens at home. This Daily blogger was interviewed by the local TV station and may be on the local news tonight.  However, I forgot to mention the name of my blog...duh. My only defense is related to the time change. It threw me off.  Here is a link to a shot of this section of the building taken a year ago. ***** ***** A short history of the mill (from the Ledger article reference below).  Organized in 1883 by William A. Swift and G. Mote Williams, the mill was the first large steam-driven textile plant in the city. Over time it develo…

Fish out of Water

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***** Found on the dry Chattahoochee river bed.  ***** Alternate post title: The One That Got Away ***** Which one do you like better? *****

Before the Rush

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***** I went to Jason's Deli today for lunch with a co-worker. I was a little surprised to see so many empty tables because they have great soup, sandwiches, and salad bar. They also have a fruit dip that is to die for. If you ever get an opportunity, you need to check them out.  ***** You can check out their menu at the corporate website: Jason's deli

The Parking Garage Gets a Bath

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***** Right after I snapped this shot, it started to rain. Isn't that always the way it goes. You wash your car, it rains. You water the lawn, it rains. You go camping (in a tent), and it rains.  ***** I was impressed by the fact that they used a board on the inside to keep the cars from getting wet. You can see  it right under the lift.  *****

Reflections

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***** I was waiting for my son at the doctor's office. I needed something to do so I snapped a few shots.  *****

Some Fall Color

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***** The trees have been changing slowly in the Valley so when I saw this pop of color I had to take a shot. I hope it was a wonderful fall (or summer) day wherever you are : ) *****