Here are the rest of the pictures we took. We got a couple more inside the TWU Library and then we moved outside.
Life got in the way of my 52 week project. I decided to get back at it but I had a dilemma: start over at week 1 or pick-up where I left off. I decided to pick up where I left off. Yes it’s not a strict 52 week photo project but the more important point is to get out and take photos and share them here. So here goes.
This set of images were all taken at the town of Palo Pinto on hot Sunday afternoon (July 17th, 2014). I was using my Nikon D700 and Nikkor 28-70 f/2.8. The sun was harsh plus I wanted depth of field for most of these so I was shoot with high aperture settings
is the entrance to the Palo Pinto County Courthouse.
One of several historic buildings given new life.
A repurposed old Gas Station
A row of old buildings on the South side of the courthouse square.
This appears to be an old jailhouse that is now in a park with a few log cabins and antique farm equipment in Palo Pinto
First United Methodist Church
This week we started seeing evidence that our two-week Texas Autumn season is just around the corner.
I stopped by the now retired Rams Stadium of Mineral Wells where the high school football team played for may decades before their modern stadium was completed several years ago. Anyone would agree that the new stadium with its modern spacious press box, improved and expanded seating and perfect location is better in every way. But this old stadium was full of charm and everyone who played, coached or officiated at the stadium will share fond memories about the its uniqueness and charm. When a field goal or PAT was kicked during night games the ball would disappear from view in the thick oak trees that encroached in and over the field right at the goal posts. You can see this in some of the images below.
The facility is used today by a semi-pro team and recreational soccer and the grass field still looks great.
The New Uncovers The Old
As road crews prepare to connect the new Weatherford loop to US HWY 180 they uncovered the old brick surface from the original HWY 180 between Mineral Wells and Weatherford Texas. The brick highway was opened in 1936. According to an article on the “The Portal to Texas History”, the bricks were hand-laid by two strong [African-American] men ( http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20465/ ). That is quite remarkable especially considering that the divided highway covers roughly 18 miles.