Fort Pulaski

Being a Civil War history buff, I always try to stop by Fort Pulaski whenever I am in Savannah.  Construction on the fort began in 1829 after President James Madison ordered a new system of coastal fortifications following the war of 1812.  The fort has over 25,000,000 bricks with walls 11 feet thick.  During the civil war the confederates held the fort until April of 1862 when the Union Army attacked with 36 new rifled cannons.  These new cannons were accurate up to 4-5 miles and the damage to fort can still be seen.  The Union army easily took the fort and used it as a prison and held it until the end of the war.

This is a wonderful well preserved fort from the civil war and is east of Savannah near Tybee Island.

Four Years Down Under

In the summer of 1988, I was 23 years old.  I had finished my degree in Architectural Engineering, had a steady girlfriend, a great job, my own place…life was good.  My parents had me over for dinner and announced my dad was being transferred to Australia for 3 years with General Electric.  I was not… Continue reading Four Years Down Under

Georgia State Insane Asylum

Love this shot
Love this shot, Main Entrance

You may have noticed I like to explore old buildings, ruins and other creepy things.  Planning our trip to Savannah I discovered an abandoned insane asylum in Milledgeville, Georgia. It was originally started in 1837 when Georgia politicians passed a bill calling for the creation of a “State Lunatic, Idiot, and Epileptic Asylum.” … Continue reading

The Gateway Arch

These photos were taken in 1988 on a real short weekend trip to St. Louis.  The Gateway Arch is a magnificent structure with awesome views.  The elevator itself is quite the adventure.  It rotates in a jerky fashion as it maneuvers the curve of the Arch.

Precious Moments

While living in Australia I was asked by a lady to photograph her children for dress patterns she had made.  I just discovered the 20 plus year old slides in a box.  I am a little bummed at their quality but the pictures are very precious.

The girls are not looking happy in a few as they were supposed to be upset that their kite got stuck in a tree…..