Yep, it's another Album Cover Challenge fro 365project. This was my entry for the 78th challenge, uploaded a couple of weeks ago. It madefinalist, and is in the votong for winner (but not doing well....)
Anyway, I decided to make a playlist: using song that mention "people". Like the mix tapes I used to make "back in the day". A little eclectic, and playing on my iPod as I type:
"The Parthenon stands proudly as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, Nashville's premier urban park. The re-creation of the 42-foot statue Athena is the focus of the Parthenon just as it was in ancient Greece. The building and the Athena statue are both full-scale replicas of the Athenian originals."
We were in Nashville last week, on a College visit (Vanderbilt), and stayed at the Holiday Inn just off campus. Our 12th floor balcony overlooked Centennial Park, as seen in the top photo. The lower shot is from the sidewalk along West End Ave. Taken just before 11pm, as we walked around after a bit of drama with a fire alarm (hint: if you burn microwave popcorn in your hotel room, don't put the smoking bag in the hall... try the balcony).
One of these days I'd like to visit the Parthenon properly, not just from a distance. Both the replica, and the original, for that matter...
Oh yeah:.... the visit to Vanderbilt was cool, very nice campus. More data for my son to crunch.
Just a bit of graffiti, along the Heritage Bike Trail... This was one of my shots for this week's world wide minute, but not the one I used for that...
The text is not clipped, thoe three words were all that was there. Leaving us all to wonder, how many more what? Of course, ever the music geek, it led me right into Led Zeppelin's "How Many More Times"....
So there's this thing... World Wide Minute. On 3/15/2017, ant 5:47pm local time, you take a photo. And post it to their facebook group. I think this is the 4th year, and I've participated in the last 3 (after discovering it at 365project)
Kind of interesting, each photo has been black and white...
Worldwide Minute 2016
Worldwide Minute 2015
I don't think any of these is exactly stunning, but given that I'm usually on my evening communte at 5:47pm, I think that's just how it will be.
What were the top songs of the month in March 1967 (50 years ago)? Well, looking at Billboard's Hot 100, ranking by peak position during the month, with ties settled by average position over the 5 weeks of the month.... and presenting the top 40:
Song - Artist - Peak
Love Is Here
And Now You're Gone - The Supremes
Sometimes I think our era will be remembered for the scourge that is plastic bags... Remember when it was "paper or plastic"? Now it seems to be plastic or "bring your own". And it certainly seems that one can't go far without seeing discarded plastic bags laying around.
I saw this one flapping in the wind in a nearby corn field. That's far from uncommon here, where suburbia bumps up against farmland.
So... We're still having washing machine issues (waiting on a part), so we're still making excursions to the laundromat at Monclair Shopping Center. Which gives me a little time to wander around the area and nab a few photos.
Last week, I came across this space being renovated... Seems that it
used to be a dentist's office. Now on the way to be something else. BIT....
There's a couple of big red signs taped to the doors announcing a "work
Stoppage". Apparently they got crosswise with the building inspector or
something. Anyway, I thougt it was interesting, with the blue wall and all.
Yep, I do like old, decaying buildings... Abandoned chunks of days gone by... testaments to the impermanence of man. blah, blah, blah.
This is a fascinating building in O'Fallon, IL, not far from work. There's a little bike trail stub headed east from St. Ellen Mine Park, which runs about 1/2 mile and dead-ends at Hartman Road. This old building is about 50 yds before the road, but the building isn't easily visible to folk driving by...
As seen in Google-maps:
The top shot is actually the west facing wall, which I presume is the back (since it faces away from the nearest road. Below is more of an overview, showing the "front" and north side:
I spent some time a while back trying to find something out about this building (just some internet searching). But no luck. I wish there was some way (shy of trespassing) to see (and photograph) the inside...
Every once in a while one has to go fully into the world of effects. This is one of those images....
This one is actually from mid January, not sure why it didn't get posted here at the time. Here it is at 365project. But, better late than never. I was really pleased with t he way this turned out, pretty close to exactly what I was thinking when I pressed the shutter release. That doesn't seem to happen all that frequently with highly manipulated images (for me at least).
Continuing the series, running late for February: What were the top songs of the month in February 1987 (30 years ago)? Well, looking at Billboard's Hot 100, ranking by peak position during the month, with ties settled by average position over the 5 weeks of the month.... and presenting the top 40: