Above the City
Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Stairway to Darkness
Deep in the hills, down a soiled path and across a wooden plank you'll come to several flights of dirt stairs. I've gone up a couple of flights in the past, got scared, and ran back down them.
The other day I finally got more brave and made it almost to the top. Just high enough to snap this shot of a little dwelling. No way I was going further.
Futhur "Seven Hills of Gold"
Dock Boggs "Drunkard's Lone Child"
Friday, July 16, 2010
Echo Mt. was booming in the late 1800's. The Mt. Lowe Railroad was thee destination. Then the fires and downpours came.
Same thing happened last year. Glad to report that the greenery and bright flowers are fighting back amongst all of the charred remains. See a waterfall?
"On Mount Echo were installed megaphones, called 'echophones' which visitors could use to bellow into the back canyons and receive a number of echoes. The “sweet spot” where the most repeaters could be heard had at least nine reverberations of anything that was shouted loud enough."
General Echo "Titantic"
The Grateful Dead "Big Railroad Blues"
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
June 6th, 2009. The wood planks were no match for the '09/'10 rainy season over on the north hill. It was puking up dirt all winter and into spring.
June 21st, 2010. Then new reinforcement wood showed up. Along with thicker cement and little green plants. The dirt had no chance and is now confined.
The Black Lips "Dirty Hands"
Carolina Chocolate Drops "Sourwood Mountain"