Masonic Lodge in Alexandria, Virginia. Photographed out the train window.
the right stuff
Yeager, who never attended college and was often modest about his background, is considered by some to be one of the greatest pilots of all time. Despite his lack of higher education, he has been honored in his home state. Marshall University has named its highest academic scholarship, the Society of Yeager Scholars, in his honor. Additionally, Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia, is named after him. The Interstate 64/Interstate 77 bridge over the Kanawha River in Charleston is named for Yeager.–Wikipedia
Deception Pass Bridge featured in an old tennis shoe ad.
Cooper River Bridge
The bridge superstructure is designed to withstand shipping accidents and the natural disasters that have plagued Charleston’s history. The span is designed to endure wind gusts in excess of 300mph (480 km/h), far stronger than those of the worst storm in Charleston’s history, Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Engineers also had to be mindful of the 1886 earthquake that nearly leveled Charleston. The Ravenel Bridge is designed to withstand an earthquake to approximately 7.4 on the Richter scale without total failure. To protect the bridge from uncontrolled ships, the towers are flanked by one-acre rock islands. Any ship will run aground on the islands before it can collide with the towers.
The bridge includes a shared bicycle-pedestrian path named Wonders’ Way in memory of Garrett Wonders. Wonders was a navy ensign stationed in Charleston and was in training for the 2004 Olympics before he died in a bicycle-vehicle collision. The path was included in design of the new bridge because of grassroots efforts by groups such as the fifth grade class at a local elementary school.–Wikipedia
On the left bank, north bank of Great Run. Post-office, gas station, cultural repository.
Twymans is an unincorporated community in Madison County, Virginia. Listen to the names:
Achash, Aroda, Aylor, Banco, Beaver Park, Big Meadows, Brightwood, Burnt Tree | Criglersville | Decapolis | Duet | Elly | Etlan | Five Forks | Fletcher | Fordsville | Graves Mill | Haywood | Hood | Kinderhook | Leon | Locust Dale | Madison Mills | Nethers | Novum | O’Neal | Oakpark | Oldrag | Pratts | Radiant | Repton Mills | Rochelle | Ruth | Shelby | Shifflet Corner | Syria | Tanners | Tryme | Twymans Mill | Uno | Waylandsburg | Wolftown | Zeus–Wikipedia
day of rest
Somewhere along the line, people decided they needed closets. My 1890 worker house doesn’t have these nasty newfangled spaces. It has square rooms.
In North America, chests, trunks and wall-mounted pegs typically provided storage prior to World War II. Built-in wall closets were uncommon and where they did exist, they tended to be small and shallow. Following World War II, however, deeper, more generously sized closets were introduced to new housing designs, which proved to be very attractive to buyers. It has even been suggested that the closet was a major factor in peoples’ migration to the suburbs.–Wikipedia