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New England Trip 2012 – Day 4 – Brattleboro VT

New England Trip 2012 – Day 4 – Brattleboro VT

After visiting the Creamery wooden covered bridge, we headed into downtown Brattleboro VT to find something to eat.  The colorful Autumn leaves were all around us and there was plenty to photograph. 

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Almonte Canada Explorer Ontario

Almonte, Ontario – A bit of History and Architecture

This blog entry will be focusing on a bit of the architecture and history of Almonte. (Location) Although a few photos of the Mississippi River and the Great Falls are included in this post, please refer to previous blog entries if you are interested in seeing the river and Great Falls in more detail and completeness. Great Falls – Lower SectionUpper Section

The Mississippi River has played an important role in the history of Almonte, providing as it did the gravitational power of the river’s 60+ foot plunge over layered bedrock which was harnessed to operate a number of woollen and grist mills in the area. The river’s water later turned power turbines for electrical power generation. Although the grist mills and woollen mills are no longer in operation, electrical power generation at the location of the Great Falls has been upgraded and expanded recently to better service modern electricity demands.

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Florida USA

Cycling in Florida – Pinellas Trail – Tarpons Springs

Late at night, we had pulled into the Tahiti near Tarpon Springs and enjoyed some much needed sleep. In the morning, the weather was still not looking the best but after a nice hot breakfast, we decided to stick around and try to get a trip along the Pinellas Trail when there appeared to be a break in the weather. Our first stop on our way to the trailhead was at a fruit stand to pick up our initial supply of Florida citrus fruits. The stand that we stopped at had a nice selection to choose from and the prices were reasonable.

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Canada Explorer Ontario Toronto

“Doors Open” – Toronto 2006

Very few people visit Toronto, Ontario without at least taking a peek at the CN Tower. I’ve been there often but this was my first time to be there with a digital SLR. The “Doors Open” Toronto 2006 was underway and we were in town to join up with some OPC photographers to visit and photograph the insides of a few of Toronto’s more interesting buildings.

We weren’t the only camera-toting ones at that location.

And the CN Tower wasn’t the only thing being photographed :-).

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Canada Explorer Carp Home and About Ontario

A drive through the countryside

A drive through the countryside

It was cold but the sun was shining so I took a bit  of a break and drove through the countryside looking for something a bit different to photograph.

At one point a bridge over a rushing river near Fitzroy Harbour gave me a chance to get some shots of ice and water. I had to have the tripod feet in the river to take the shot. Later realized that the rushing water was shaking the tripod and had to modify that approach.

A short distance away a wonderful iron bridge crossed the same river. Getting to the brdge wasn’t too bad since I had the strong wind at my back as I walked along the railway tracks. Walking back to the car was a different story as at -20C the wind in my face had a real bite to it!

Church of St. Thomas the Apostle