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  1. Touchofevil

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    Nice!
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  2. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    My latest humble effort. Singer 128 with its new puzzle-box.
     
  3. Downtown Los Angeles
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  4. More Downtown Los Angeles
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  5. Stearmen

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    I like the old Fire Station! Still my dream home.
     
  6. Quigley Brown

    Quigley Brown Call Me a Cab

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    The courthouse in Cumberland, MD
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  8. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    I'm thirsty.
     
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  10. Are you hungry? :D

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  11. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    Last week, I was walking down the main street in my neighbourhood, when an elderly man in a very old antique car pulled around the corner. I whipped out my camera at once, terrified he was going to charge off down the street, and all I'd get was a couple of blurry 'high-speed getaway' shots.

    To my surprise, he actually parked right in front of me, got out, and went to the chemist next door! As he got out, I asked if I could take some shots of his car. He said I could go nuts. And I did:

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    The old codger with his car.

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    Then today, up the street from where that car was parked, was this:

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  12. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    very Normanesque, with a mish mash of other styles...nice shot.
     
  13. freakazoid

    freakazoid Familiar Face

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    Bunch of nice pictures. I've got a lot that I've taken that I will post every now and then. But for now take a journey with my brother and I as we trek to The Goat Canyon Trestle Bridge.

    Here is a hike that I had been wanting to do for quite some time, and then one weekend I finally decide to take my brother and I to do it. For those who don't know what it is here is some history. It is a part of the Anza-Borrego Desert in the Carrizo Gorge, in California. The track was finished in 1919, with a total of 17 tunnels, and there was an earthquake that collapsed one of the tunnels so they built the bridge in 1932. The bridge is 200 feet tall and is 750 feet long. It is currently the longest and tallest curved wooden trestle in the US.
    Unfortunately we had a late start so we only made it to the bridge before we had to turn back so we could make it back before dark, we made it back with no time to spare lol. I plan on eventually doing it again and this time going farther down because on google maps you can see the rail but somewhere farther down there is a big gap and I want to see what the reason for that is.
    To get there the few instructions I had found online all talk of using a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get to a camping spot and then hiking over the mountains, I don't have a 4 wheel drive vehicle. So we found a spot off the interstate that would put us beside the tracks, and apparently other people had the same idea as there were a few other cars parked there too. There actually ended up being a lot of people that were walking the rails that day, and a few on bikes too. Here are some of the highlights from our journey. If you would like you can see more pictures here, http://s149.photobucket.com/user/BitFreakazoid/library/Goat Canyon Trestle Bridge

    Because of the picture limit I had to split this up into multiple parts.

    We begin our journey.
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    The first rail car. We spent a lot of time here. This thing was pulled off on a side track that was just big enough for this thing.
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    Coming across this thing was very cool!

    Hey look! An open door.
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    I will.
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    Coooooool.
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    Bullet hole.
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    I'm such a rebel.
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    The last car wasn't a car but this thing. No idea what the purpose of it is.
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    Cool shot.
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  14. freakazoid

    freakazoid Familiar Face

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    A bit of some nicely done graffiti with my doofus brother posing.
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    The first of many tunnels.
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    My brother standing in the opening.
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    Walking through it.
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    The first lizard sighting, the only animals we saw actually. I've read about goats and horny toads being seen but unfortunately we did not see any.
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    My brother uses his skills to listen for any oncoming trains. There actually is no way a train could use the tracks in their current condition.
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    Mini bridge.
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    Entering a curving tunnel. DARKNESS!
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    A light at the end of the tunnel.
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    Some more cars.
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  15. freakazoid

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    Inside.
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    Better hope you can speak French.
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    Apparently someone is not a fan, XD
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    Some cars that were smashed up down a canyon. Will explore next time I go.
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    Found an area where there was unfinished construction.
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    Pipes that had been rolled down the side.
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    Before we went through the tunnel that continued on the tracks from two pictures up, there was this unfinished tunnel on the right.
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    Inside.
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    A little farther.
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  16. freakazoid

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    End of the line. Note to self for next trip, bring a bright flashlight. The big empty tunnel just eats up light. As you can see the tracks are blocked by piles of rock. Some of the other tunnels had big piles that had fallen from the roof and were across the tracks.
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    Looking back.
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    Continuing on to the other tunnel. This one had like cement sprayed over all the walls and ceiling.
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    Some graffiti at the opening, all the tunnels had graffiti like this at the opening of the tunnels.
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    A picture inside showing how everything is covered with the cement, I'm assuming it is cement. Also the ground was covered with dust, more so than the other tunnels.
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    At one point there was a stack of bags filled with this stuff. Apparently the bags had been sitting there for a while as they were falling apart.
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    Every now and then we would come across something like this. Just to railroad ties perpendicular to the tracks and go towards the cliff.
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    Another random thing. Filled with small penciled in graffiti.
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  17. freakazoid

    freakazoid Familiar Face

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    The bridge!
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    Here is the end of the tunnel that was the reason for the bridge. Next time I'll have to hike to that part.
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    Looking down.
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    Where this leads too will have to wait for another time.
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    The loan car.
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    Inside it.
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    Looking back.
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    Looking out.
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    Looking down through the rickety looking foot part of the bridge.
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    That's it for the pictures. After that we walked at a brisk pace back as we watched the sun get lower and lower. Hope you all enjoyed the pictures and I hope to take another walk and doing some more exploring. Would love to climb down and see the bridge from below. Over all the hike was really interesting and fun, and very tiring by the time we got back. Don't know how many mile we had walked but I know it was quite a few, forgot to bring my GPS with me.
     
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  19. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    My latest humble offering. First, in B/W for that period-look...

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    Then in colour:

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