Saturday, January 26, 2008

Round Robin Challenge: Landmarks

The Round Robin Challenge (pop over and sign up for this challenge or the next one. ) this time was suggested by Carly:

Again, let's take an opportunity to show off our hometowns. I live in the
Bay Area, so I have no real shortage of recognizable landmarks, so what I would
do is try to show those landmarks in an interesting lighting circumstance, such
as a sunset, or under special lighting conditions. But I want to see other
places, and the landmarks that make those places so special. A beautifully
designed building, an incredible bridge, or a monument of some sort, or maybe
even an unusual road sign. It's all good!

This is my first entry in the Round Robin Challenge. Although technically this is not my hometown, but the pictures are from the area that I have called home for the last forty some years. The three pictures displayed here are from the local Deep River Park. The park is the site of a historic mill, John Wood Mill.


The gazebo on the park grounds is the location of many weddings including the ceremony of our son, Luke and his bride, Bree, on May 12, 2006.



20 comments:

Carly said...

Hello Molly :)

And Welcome to the Round Robin Challenges! I am so pleased you decided to join us. :) You have done really well with this first entry for the challenges, your photos are lovely. That gazebo looks like the perfect place for an outdoor wedding, so romantic. :) I really hope you will consider joining us for future challenges. We play every other Saturday. Take good care, and once again... WELCOME!

Always, Carly

charish said...

Very cool to see. I love to she history like this.
Sarah

Sandcastle Momma said...

Your photos are beautiful! I am a huge history buff and I love those old buildings. The gazebo is gorgeous and what a beautiful spot for a wedding. Thanks for sharing!

Pamela said...

The Gazebo in my picture is also a wedding standard.
I would appreciate that old mill- and the story behind it.

So many places to go.. so little time (:

Margaret said...

Those are beautiful photos. Most of mine would be nature shots, and today Mount Rainier isn't out. How about a picture of cold rain??

ChrisB said...

I love the look of that old mill and the Gazebo is very picturesque.

Nancy said...

I like your choice in photos, but I had to take a second look.

There is an old mill and a gazebo, both settings looking quite the same in the town I live in.

Suzanne R said...

What a neat historic spot, and so romantic, too. I like that it has special meaning to you because of your son's wedding there. It's nice to have you with us, in the Round Robins. Great job!

Janet said...

ooh, another gazebo...beautiful shot!

daddy d said...

May 12, 2006 was a super day,even though it was cold and rainy. Love was all around.

Sandy said...

Just beautiful. The historic plaque tells quite a story and the mill is so picturesque (duh!). I think I have gazebo envy.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Oh, I like the look of that mill a lot, and it's impressive how far back the history goes. And how cool that your son was married in the gazebo. welcome to the Robins!

Gattina said...

I like the mill it always attracts me !

lisa's chaos said...

What a nice historical building! And I love the gazebo. It does seem the perfect place for a wedding. :)

MariesImages said...

These are wonderful!!! I love the historic mill.
Welcome to RR challenges!

Kiva said...

Congrats on your first photos for RR. What a great start!

LizB said...

I found the first blooming daffodils on Friday. I need to start carrying a camera with me for just such an occasion. The photos from your hometown are great.

Sandra said...

Love those historical markers. Such a personal history on the one you shared. Also love the other photos...

MyMaracas said...

What beautiful photographs, and such an amazing old mill! I love that you've included the history, too. Lovely!

:-)
Vicki

Martha said...

Beautiful! :-)
Martha ~ http://journals.aol.com/lifes2odd/perception/