Houses

My entry for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge this week. This week the topic is Houses: big, small, lighthouses, birdhouse, firehouse, toys etc.  This topic is fairly self-explanatory.  Let’s see how creative you can get with this topic.

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Renovations

As I walked down 7th Street in Sacramento, headed for the nearest Light Rail stop, my eye was caught by the vibrant colors on this building.  The wall is only a small part of the former Hotel Marshall (opened in 1911 as the Hotel Clayton). Downtown Sacramento is changing — some of its older buildings are being demolished to make […]

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Portraits in Play-Doh

Some pet owners memorialize their beloved pets with photographs, oil paintings, or even taxidermy. In our case, we chose colorful modeling clay. I can’t recall exactly when or how it happened, but at some point more than 20 years ago both the Big Guy and I decided it was necessary to create, in our amateur way, our impressions of our […]

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Under the freeway

Last week I visited the Sacramento History Museum, tucked neatly between the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento River at the top of Front Street. One part of the museum I wish I’d had more time to examine was a temporary exhibit called Place and Replace: The Making of Old Sacramento.  While I was growing up in the eastern […]

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Honoring the brave

The California Firefighters Memorial in Capitol Park consists of three parts — a Memorial Wall and two bronze statues. The wall contains the names of more than 13,000 firefighters who died in the line of duty since 1850, when California became a state. While the site was dedicated in 1995, it wasn’t until April 2002 that the memorial was finally unveiled. […]

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Vietnam Memorial

In January 1986 I was lucky enough to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. It was an incredibly moving and humbling experience to me even though I had no names to search for. I grew up seeing coverage of the Vietnam War on the TV news every evening, but I was young enough that the conflict never touched […]

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