To say that my visits to the southern coast of Australia on the Great Ocean Road was one of the most incredible places I have ever been is an understatement. The entire road is about 150 miles long and starts near Torquay Beach (near where I golfed with the kangaroos) and goes west towards Warnambool. The landscape changes from lush rain forests with mountains gently meeting the ocean to limestone cliffs meeting rough seas.
These photos, of the limestone cliffs near Port Campbell, are unfortunately not the best quality as my negatives were damaged.
There are many named formations such as The Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge.
I was looking for a photo today and came across something I had totally forgotten about. I was in the Bahamas in the mid-eighties and the US Navy was training dolphins. Part of the training involved interacting with people and they allowed a small number of us to sit on a dock and play with the dolphins. It was amazing how friendly they were and how much they loved our attention!!
These were taken in the mid 80’s on black and white film. I love finding these old photos in my collection and giving them a little upgrade. Reading on the internet I found out this bridge was destroyed by tornadoes.
The original Camp Sumter or Andersonville Prison was located near Andersonville, Georgia, a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp for Union Soldiers during the American Civil War. It was 25 acres and held almost 45,000 prisoners, 4 times the amount it was designed for and over 13,000 prisoners died there. It has quite the history and the movie Andersonville centers around a group of prisoners, calling themselves the Andersonville Raiders, attacked their fellow inmates to steal food, jewelry, money and clothing.
In 1996, I was doing Civil War Reenacting on a regular basis and we were contacted by TNT to work on a movie about the infamous Andersonville Prison. Being reenactors and having all the gear and uniforms we were offered more money than extras were and treated a little better. I signed up thinking this could be a great deal of fun. Continue reading Andersonville Movie Set→
I had almost forgotten that I actually went to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville in the middle 80’s. This was after they moved out of the old Ryman Auditorium and into the new Opry House. It was an awesome place to see concerts also and had tremendous acoustics. As you can see, I was never shy walking to stages and taking photos…..
Anybody who knew me growing up knew I loved The Beach Boys. I still love their music, but I really got into their great harmonies of the late sixties and into the seventies. Many of my friends through my teenage years suffered through the music and going to their concerts with me. I would guess I have seen the Beach Boys live no less than 20 times. I had all their albums and along with the great harmonies there was some very bizarre stuff mixed in.