Challenge 2020 – 7

Abbey Church

Monastery Church

This challenge takes us to the Abbey Church at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit near Conyers, Georgia.

This concrete church, as well as the other structures, were built by the monks in the years 1944 to 1959. They still maintain a stained glass studio and provide windows to other churches, organizations and private buyers.

The windows in this church are plain panels, predominately blue. This gives the sanctuary a calm. cool light.

.:. © 2020 Ludwig Keck

Challenge 2020 – 6

Tybee Island

The beach on Tybee Island, Georgia, is a popular, fun place. What can I say? Just take in the view. Can you hear the seagulls, the joyous crowd, smell the salt air? Well, my photos aren’t that good, but you get the message.

There is a spirited enthusiasm at this beach that is neatly expressed by the jolly roger.

There is more to Tybee, of course, than just the beach. Here a little glimpse of Battery Garland of Fort Screven to hint at the rich history of this place. Also reminders of the more dangerous side that the Atlantic can present. And the lighthouse beyond that has helped to guide seafarers on their travels.


.:. © 2020 Ludwig Keck

Challenge 2020 – 5

Fort Pulaski

My Challenge 4 image shows gun mounts at Fort Pulaski, That fort, from before the American Civil War, sits on Cockspur Island in the mouth of the Savannah river by Tybee Island. It was constructed beginning in 1829 as part of the coastal defenses of the then young United States.

The fort and its guns were considered an impenetrable defense for the port of Savannah. Some of the walls were as much as 11 feet thick and made of brick. It is a little amusing to see the moat, drawbridge, and gate like a medieval castle.

The Confederacy had taken over the fort and in 1862 Union forces laid siege to the fort. Using the newest war weapons, rifled guns, they reduced one corner to rumble in a 30-hour bombardment. The fort surrendered. An that represented the end of brick fortifications.

The heavily damaged corner was repaired in short order by the Union forces, but much of the damage to other parts of the wall remains to these days.

A few more views to give you an idea of the fort as it is nowadays.

.:. © 2020 Ludwig Keck

Challenge 2020 – 4

Athens, Georgia, home of the University of  Georgia

Some views along Broad Street.

.:. © 2020 Ludwig Keck

Challenge 2020 – 3

On the Tarmac

Here is a Capital Airlines Douglas DC-4 at the terminal of the Cleveland, Ohio airport back in 1957.

Douglas DC-4 aircraft - Capital Airlines -b1957

Capital Airlines Douglas DC-4 aircraft – Kodachrome – Ludwig Keck

This is from a Kodachrome slide. Back in those days passengers walked out to the aircraft and up the stairs to the plane. Those whirligigs on the plane? Propellers – connected to piston engines.  Jets were around but had not yet become dominant.

Here is a Boeing 707 in FAA livery at an open house that I attended at the then new international terminal area of LAX – Los Angeles, California. This was in the early 1960, maybe 1962.

Boing 707 at LAX early 1960s

Boeing 707 at LAX – Los Angeles – maybe 1962 -Kodachrome – Ludwig Keck


.:. © 2020 Ludwig Keck

Challenge 2020 – 2

Joshua Tree National Monument

Another old Kodachrome from my archive. This photo was taken around 1960.

Kodachrome – Ludwig Keck

.:. © 2020 Ludwig Keck


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