Sunday, September 30, 2007

Public Art


It's been a while since I took this photo, so I'm not sure who designed this mod sculpture or what it's supposed to represent. But you can find it on the side of the road in downtown Chattanooga.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Monday Photo Shoot: Red Eye

John Scalzi at By the Way has the assignment:
Your Monday Photo Shoot: Show off a recent picture that is chock full of red eye. Because there's nothing more amusing than light reflecting off of retinas (Should that be retinae, John? Just wondering.), making folks and animals look like demon spawn.

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Okay, I blew the Photo Shoot. Technically, it's not Monday anymore. The photo is not that recent. And it's not chock full of red eye -- just a little glow. The effect is better if you click on the photo and get the full size.
This is my grandson at his third birthday party, over two years ago. The excitement got to be a bit much and he crashed out in the floor. This is not a trick of light reflecting off retinas (retinae?), his eyes are really turning that color. The transformation is almost complete. In mere seconds Birthday Boy will become Cranky Kid, a true demon spawn.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Reflecting


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The Sheraton Read House Hotel in Chattanooga as it appears reflected in a building across the street. Room 311 of the Read House is said to be haunted.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

The Walnut Street Bridge


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The Walnut Street Bridge is Chattanooga's oldest surviving bridge across the Tennessee River. It was closed to motor traffic in 1978 and sat in disrepair for over a decade. It became the heart of an urban renewal project and was renovated and reopened as a pedestrian walkway in 1993.