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.

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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

 

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Challenge 2020 – 2

Joshua Tree National Monument

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

Kodachrome – Ludwig Keck

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Challenge 2020 – 1

Crater Lake, Oregon

A couple of very old Kodachrome photos from my visit there in the early 1950s.

I tried to locate where I took this view. With the help of Google Maps and Earth I concluded that it was at Merriam Point looking southwest. The prominent peak at the right is most likely Union Peak. The snowy far peak at the left might be Mt. McLouflin. The islands are part of Skell Channel at Wizard Island. Well, that is it for my afternoon of “photo-archive archeology”.

The lower photo was taken nearby but the detailed reconstruction will have to wait for another day. I invite visitors to do a bit of sleuthing and let me know what they find.

Kodachrome – Ludwig Keck

Kodachrome – Ludwig Keck

.:. © 2020 Ludwig Keck

Cabin Fever 3

Cabin Fever 3

Cabin Fever 3

 

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