As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been spending some time organizing digital photos. I’ve made a good amount of progress, but only on the basic goals. The ultimate goal, to have the best photos in a searchable online storage repository remains elusive. I hope to have things figured out well enough to write about the project on Monday. For today, I’m sure you’ve already guessed, I’m sharing a few of the interesting doors I found in the virtual shoe boxes.
Several photos are from a trip David Pennington and I took on the Green Mountain Railroad in 2006. Our train left from Chester, Vermont and wound its way along rivers and waterfalls. David and I are both fans of trains, so riding in a restored coach being pulled by a historic locomotive was probably enough. The scenery was the icing on the cake.
A few other photos are from the AIIM Conference in Philadelphia in 2006. There’s also a photo from the AIIM Conference in Boston. That conference was two years later, but this is what happens when photos are neglected for a dozen or so years.
Of course the reason for setting these photos aside, in addition to the good memories that brought back, was to prepare a post for Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors – the fun weekly bloghop featuring doors from around the world. Each week, Norm gathers door enthusiasts from all over the planet and asks them to link their doors to his. To see Norm’s doors, and the links to all the other doors, ride the rails up to Norm’s place.
If you’re interested in more details, the pictures are described in the gallery. Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great weekend.
The Tadpole Playground and the Frog Pond are two children’s playgrounds inside the Boston Common. I was walking by on my way to catch a train.
Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia.
For the authors who are reading, this is where books are printed on demand. A huge roll of paper feeds in at one end, it turns a few corners and bound books come out the other end. At the Philadelphia conference, they printed almost 1,000 copies of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for students in the public school system.
When the text of old books is inaccessible, the books can be scanned. The books sit in a V-shaped cradle. They are illuminated from above and photographed by digital cameras on opposite sides. Robotic arms with suction cups, turn the pages. The door to this thing is visible on the side.
I never pass up an opportunity to take a picture of a New Haven Railroad locomotive. My favorite.
AMTRAK Metroliner coach car. That’s the restroom door on the left, but just right of center – that’s a payphone.
This is the exit from New Haven’s Union Station to the taxi stand. I always liked this photo.
Modern hardware store, historic general store, or both?
Ticket Office in Chester, VT. The ticket office appears to be a half door.
Looking out the back door of the Green Mountain Railroad coach car.
As seen from the Green Mountain Railroad on our way north from Chester.
This old boxcar needs some TLC.
Restored coach car on the Green Mountain Railroad.