City Structures – CFFC

Today is the 4th of July, a major holiday in the US. It’s also the last day of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week. So, I’m going to take the day off while also participating in this fun challenge. Since this is all I’m going to write, I’m giving you the day off as well. I would recommend checking out Cee’s page for this challenge.

For those of you in the US, Happy 4th. For the rest, I hope your week is off to a great start.

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  1. Thanks for these wonderful photos–you captured several of my favorite places in the U.S. And, although I have a fixation about trains and railroad depots, I believe turning one into a library beats tearing it down! Thanks!

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      • Oh, how cool!! Thanks for this. We have a caboose here in town that was just recently bought by the City of Tehachapi. It’s situated right next to the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum and will be restored and moved closer to the museum and used as an exhibit. They’ll restore half of the caboose to look as it did originally, and the other half will be modernized. Should be interesting. The caboose has been there for YEARS, and was owned by a gentleman who owns the local LGB trains (G-scale, garden railroad size trains) hobby shop here in town.

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  2. Hi Dan – Happy Fourth of July … enjoy the day. Great range of photos … I particularly like library – brilliant idea – cheers Hilary

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  3. You make cities look good! I especially love the Tadpole Playground — what a great name! Frog Pond ditto. The glass-and-grid photo is a beauty, as is the whole idea converting a train station to a library — kudos to people who do such things! I hope your day off is a good one!

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  4. Converting a train station into a library. Now that’s genius! Tadpole Playground and Frog Pond are worth the visit just for their names! For me, the DuPont Circle Metro Station is a scary place…like something out of the Twilight Zone!

    The last shot of Old Glory is great.

    Happy Fourth of July America! Hope Faith can join you and the Editor to celebrate together and that today starts the week off on a good note for all of you.

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    • Thanks Ginger. I added a short video of that flag. I meant to include it last night, but I forgot.

      The train station-to-library conversion was a good idea. When I was a kid, we didn’t have a library in town, but the Bookmobile parked in the train station parking lot when it came to town.

      I hope you enjoy this day and have a great week.


    • It’s in New York City. It’s a point of focus for the Hudson Yards redevelopment. Unfortunately, after (I think ) two suicides, it is closed to the public. You can walk around it, but you can’t climb.

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  5. Loved the photos, especially those stairs in Pittsburgh. I lived there for a year (my son was born at Allegheny General Hospital), and what I remember even more than the stairs was The Incline, which was a railroad type car on a track that would take you straight up the mountainside faster than navigating around and around by car. But they only charged for the ride UP, as there were no guarantees the ride down would stop at the proper spot, rather than continue straight into the river! 😮Hadn’t thought about that in many, many years! 😁

    Happy Independence Day, Dan! 😊

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    • Thanks Marcia. I was also born at Allegheny General Hospital, and I love the Incline. I’ve posted about them a few times. When I was growing up, we always to visiting family from out of the area to ride on the Duquesne Incline.

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      • Just did a quick search, and LOVE your pic of that red incline car! Oh, boy, did that bring back memories! While I am a Florida native, my father was raised in Wilkinsburg and my In-Laws lived in Millvale, and we lived in Cheswick for a while shortly after my son was born. So I have some Pittsburg connections, for sure. As a gal from a state that has no really noticeable hills to speak of, let alone actual mountains, I was agog when I first rode the incline. Thanks again for the trip up Memory Mountain. 😁

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        • I’m glad you enjoyed those posts. I’m familiar with all those towns, I think I had relatives in a few of them. Pittsburgh’s hills do present a challenge. I’m glad they’ve preserved the two remaining inclines. At one point, there were 15 of them.

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  6. Great photos, Dan, but the Vessel…!! Holy moly! I was going to ask if you had climbed it, but then I read your comment. That is sad.
    The flag video is wonderful.

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  7. The stairs…ugh. My friend and I walked and biked “upwards” quite a bit in hilly MO, so that photo gave me a little PTSD. Glad I am sitting down…

    Hope you’ve been having a nice 4th, Dan.

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  8. Nice to see so many picturesque staircases, Dan — particularly that long one at the Dupont Circle metro, which I’ve ridden many times before. Hope you had a happy Independence Day!

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