Thursday, April 29, 2021
Longpool is a Forest Service campground, and it has a nice swimming area that is guarded by a collection of large boulders sitting in the emerald water.
And the road that curves through the woods, by a few camping areas. This is a great place to camp...
There are also a few waterfalls, and I made the short hike to check them out. But there wasn't much water there, but since I made the effort I took a few pictures anyways. These are the lower falls, which are pretty even if there wasn't much water going over the mossy rocks.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
This parking deck, which sits in the shadow of the Regions Bank Building in downtown Little Rock, was completely empty. Which wasn't surprising since we're in the middle of a pandemic and it was also a Friday night and any workers would have long since headed home. It was still a bit eerie driving up the ramps past hundreds of empty parking spaces (at least I didn't have to pay to leave, which was nice). But the parking deck did have this nice view looking south, as traffic headed through the intersection of Broadway and Capitol Avenues.
And then the view looking north, with the lights from cars heading to and from the Broadway Bridge...
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Monday, April 19, 2021
And a view from closer to the river, where a light breeze ruffled the water.
And walking further down the sidewalk in the park takes you underneath the Main Street Bridge. The fisheye lens helped with this view, as traffic rumbled by overhead.
From there I headed across the river and went to the top of a parking deck, which provided this view of the intersection of Main and Third Streets.
And then a few blocks away I stopped to get a shot of one of my favorite buildings in downtown Little Rock - the Center Place Building. It was originally called the Union Life Building and was built in 1916. The narrow 12-story tower has a dominating presence, which isn't surprising considering most the of buildings around it have been torn down and replaced by parking lots. But it does share the block with Dave's Place - a great little place to eat.
Saturday, April 3, 2021
And also a few other great scenic spots like Flatside Pinnacle, Lost Valley, Hickson Lake, Roark Bluff, Boxley Valley, Big Bluff and Blanchard Springs.
And further afield, it has shown a few pictures from visits to places in Tennessee, Missouri, Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts, California, Oregon, Washington (state and D.C.), New Mexico, Arizona. And not to mention a few photos from Ireland, France, England, Mexico and Canada.
And the past few years have been spent driving across the Delta for a photo project, that will hopefully someday find a home in an exhibition (it was supposed to have been on display last year, but that was postponed due to stupid Covid). But that means you can also find lots of photos of neat places in Pine Bluff, Stuttgart, Cotton Plant, Scott, England, Clarendon, Rohwer, Brinkley and Carlisle.
I went back and looked at all the old posts the other day (and definitely cringed at how rough some of my older photos are), and started keeping track of which places I posted about the most. Unsurprisingly, most of the posts were of Little Rock since I live here and grew up in North Little Rock. So I broke it down into specific places in the city and within the Buffalo River (another well-trod location). So here is a breakdown of the places that have had the most photos posted on this blog:
With 41 appearances, it's a tie between the Big Dam Bridge and the Arkansas State Capitol. It's not surprising that the Big Dam Bridge clocked in with so many posts. I used to live by the bridge and would travel out there anytime it looked like there would be a cool sunset or maybe some fog.
Next on the list is the Junction Bridge, which appeared in 38 posts.
After that it is Boxley Valley, with 26 posts
Petit Jean Mountain State Park follows up with 25 posts.
Richland Creek and Falling Water Creek aren't that far behind with 24 posts.
The area around Scott has 21 posts.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park has 19 posts..
Steele Creek/Roark Bluff has 18 posts...
Along with 18 posts for Hot Springs...
And 18 posts for the Clinton Library and the Clinton Park Bridge....
And I wouldn't be a true native of North Little Rock without having at last 17 posts of the Old Mill.
The most commented post so far has been this one from 2009, with photos from of the ruins of the old barracks at Fort Chaffee on a cold and frosty morning.
I have to admit that it's often hard to think of things to write about here. It always helps to at least have something mildly interesting happen that makes a decent story. That said, I think one of my favorite posts was this one about my failed attempt at hiking to Twin Falls at Richland Creek.
And to anyone who has made it this far, I would like to profusely thank y'all for reading this blog. The Internet is littered with all sorts of abandoned photo blogs, but I'm going to try my best to keep this one going for as long as I can take new pictures and write up some nonsense about them. And speaking of photo blogs, I've added a few other active photo sites onto the side of this blog. If you have one, or if you know of any other ones, please let me know and I'll add it. Thanks!