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Week 4 – 2019 Prime Lens Experiment I’m mildly fascinated by scenes like this.  I’m not sure if the drivers know that the property owner — despite all the signs — does not care about blocking the garages. Or if the car owners just don’t care and are just daring someone to call a tow […]

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The history of Elkmont, Tennessee is surprisingly involved. The short version is it went through multiple stages, including both a summer resort area built by a timber company, as well as a more public resort, visited by residents of Knoxville on special non-stop weekender train service.  Some of the houses in this area, known as […]

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Point Baron?  I cannot think of another possibility. Yet I can find to no reference to any such entity. There is a Baron Point Petroleum company, which seems likely. Yet why the reverse order.   Meanwhile the giant Conoco sign hovering above engenders less interest due to the small mystery of its smaller neighbor.   This […]

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“It is not clear where the name “White Mountains” came from. There is no record of what Native Americans called the range, although pre-Colonial names for many individual peaks are known. The name and similar ones such as “White Hills” or “Wine Hills” are found in literature from Colonial times. According to tradition, the mountains […]

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Hotel rooms tend to blur and blend into one another over time. Every now and then you do find an interesting grouping of art on the wall, and then the early morning sunlight adds its touch.

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