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Texas Sunset #1   18 comments

Karnes County at sunset, with oil wells flaring:

Texas Sonnenuntergang #1

Karnes County bei Sonnenuntergang, im Hintergrund wird Methan aus Ölquellen abgefackelt:

Karnes County Sunset

Karnes County Sunset w/ Oil Wells Being Flared

Vintage Machinery in Black and White [#1]   12 comments

When I was catalogueing some of my pictures taken at the „Antique Tractor and Machinery Show“ this year, I found some that I thought would look great in B&W. Here’s one of an old tractor:

Alte Maschinerie in Schwarz-Weiß

Als ich heute einige meiner Bilder, die ich Anfang des Jahres bei der „Antique Tractor and Machinery Show“ gemacht hatte, katalogisiert habe, kamen mir ein paar unter, von denen ich dachte, sie würden auch in Schwarz-Weiß gut aussehen. Hier ist dann Eines davon:

Vintage Tractor

Vintage Tractor

Veröffentlicht Sonntag, November 19, 2017 von Pit in Antiques, machinery, machinery, technology, tractors, vintage

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Vintage Machinery   6 comments

Black & White is not a bad rendering for this piece of vintage machinery, I believe:

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Vintage Generator at the Antique Tractor & Machinery Show

Veröffentlicht Dienstag, Juni 20, 2017 von Pit in Antiques, machinery, machinery, technology, vintage

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It’s All a Matter of Perspective   7 comments

Yesterday at the Antique Tractor & Machinery Show here in Fredericksburg/TX I saw this interesting perspective:

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Wheelies – in a Different Sense

Veröffentlicht Sonntag, Juni 11, 2017 von Pit in Antiques, machinery, technology, tractors, vintage

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The Old and the (Very) Modern – Side by Side   2 comments

Yesterday in nearby Comfort/TX I saw this modern Tesla being charged in front of the 1880 Faust Hotel:

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Tesla Being Charged

To me it looked as if this charging-station was provided by the hotel. That would be some service, wouldn’t it?

Veröffentlicht Montag, Juni 5, 2017 von Pit in Cities & Towns, Comfort/TX, Comfort/TX, electrically powered cars, technology

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St. Louis: Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse   2 comments

On our „RailTrailsRoadTrip“ we had a perfect day in St. Louis/MO, including a tour of the St. Louis waterfront on a paddle-wheeler:

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The Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse

For more information about our day in St. Louis check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 8 [ St. Louis]“ in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News“.

 

 

Dogleg Bridge   2 comments

As mentioned in my previous posting, the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge is quite unique as it has a dogleg [20-degree bend] right in the middle:

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A Bridge with a Dogleg

The reason for this unique feature: the planners had to allow for

  • a 90-degree angle for barges passing underneath, directly into or with the flow of the Mississippi, and
  • putting the foundations on solid rock.

For more information about this bridge check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [ Old Chain of Rocks Bridge]“ in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

 

Monstertruck   10 comments

Monster Truck

What a Monster!

Veröffentlicht Mittwoch, Januar 11, 2017 von Pit in technology, trucks

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I’m About to Gobble You up   12 comments

Looks quiite threatening, doesn’t it, this snowblower?!

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Snowblower at the Colorado Railroad Museum

Veröffentlicht Mittwoch, September 28, 2016 von Pit in Colorado, Colorado Railroad Museum, railroad, technology, vintage

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Human Looks?   10 comments

The front of this engine does look somewhat like a human face, doesn’t it. It reminds me of the movie „Silver Streak“, when, at the end, after the run-away engine has broken through a wall and come to a halt in the hall of the Chicago railway station, Grover T. Muldoon [played by Richard Pryor] comments that it looks like the locomotive is actually grinning.

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Grinning? – Or Just Menacing Looks?

Veröffentlicht Montag, September 26, 2016 von Pit in Colorado, locomotives, railroad, technology, vintage

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