Showing posts with label Paducah KY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paducah KY. Show all posts

4/24/14

A Glimpse of Paducah Freight House

Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railway Office and Freight House, known as the "Paducah Freight House" is another little gem tucked away in Paducah... 

In 1925 it was built larger than it needed to be as many of the rail connections that had been intended never came to fruition...

4/23/14

Downtown Paducah - Maiden Alley




One of the beautiful little spots full of character and charm in Downtown Paducah is Maiden Alley.  It's known for it's cinema - Maiden Alley Cinema, the brainchild of the Paducah Film Society.




I don't know if Maiden Alley was known as "Maiden Alley" prior to the arrival of the cinema - but that's something that has now sparked my noggin - so I'll try to find out for us... 

You can click here to learn more about Maiden Alley Cinema, itself.... It's a deliciously cool place!  

See more Paducah, here...

Don't Horse Around at the Top of the Stairs...
Don't Text and Drive...
and Don't Judge ANYONE But Yourself...
Have A Grand and Groovy Day!
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See more "non-portrait" tom-foolery (i.e. travel photography, bridges, barns and such...) in my retail store, Flawn Ocho... See a hodge-podge of everything when you *Like* the KCoJax Candids Facebook Page... 

7/31/13

Pictures of Food... Taken at a Cooking Class... By a Woman Who Can Barely Make Toast...




.. Monday evening as we were getting settled in from our day here at the House on Pooh Corner, Evan asked me if I'd like to "do something" Tuesday night - maybe "get something to eat"...

I was standing on the Patiocho smoking a ciggy and we were talking through the screen... "Sure, what sounds good?"

"Weeell, Artisan Kitchen is having one of their cooking classes... Do you think you'd like that?", he asked - very hesitantly, knowing that I can set a kitchen on fire while making a grilled cheese sandwich...  I laughed and laughed and told him that it actually sounded like a lot of fun and I knew the food would be fantastic regardless... so yes...


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Tuesday evening we arrived at Artisan Kitchen... Evan having not only having gone to this specific event a few times, but having attended culinary school in Memphis was waaaay ahead of me on this one.... I was nervous .. overwhelmed with the underlying fear that I would do something terribly idiotic and embarrass myself AND Evan... catch the kitchen on fire, ruin the food, the possibilities were endless...


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After all of the pre-registered students arrived, we were led into the kitchen; where everything was 'mise en place'...  "Mise en place" .. that's an official cheffing word, you know?  It means the measured out ingredients and supplies or to have your mess in place ... Like ... sometimes when I'm cooking dinner at home, which is rare - because I'm banned ... but sometimes if Evan's craving my manicotti, I'll say - "I'm gonna go in here and set up my mess..."  


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Anywho... Our messes for each dish were set up ... and just as I would have expected, I was assigned to boiling water and assisting on the pasta salad... It was as if these people had heard of me before I arrived, because the chef didn't even let me light the burner... I was very pleased with how it went though...

I learned a bit about whisking and I am now totally prepared  to make a pasta salad on a moments notice!

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Pictured here ... quickly, before I ate it ...
Ahi Tuna Kebabs, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Tortellini Salad and Portabella Mushroom Bruschetta.

Have a Grand and Groovy Day!
If You Liked It ... Share It - Please and Thanks!
Be Kind to One Another...
Don't Text and Drive...
and Don't Judge ANYONE but Yourself...

See more "non-portrait" tom-foolery (i.e. travel photography, bridges, barns and such...) in my retail store, Flawn Ocho... See a hodge-podge of everything when you *Like* the KCoJax Candids Facebook Page... 

7/28/13

A Traveling Tin Can and the History of Such...



They call them "tin cans" and the travelers who jaunt about the country in them are called Tin Can Tourists ... it's the nicest looking tin can I've ever seen.


I LOVE LOVE LOVE the vintage delight that a shiny little trailer like this holds and just a week or so ago while I was gassing up my car in neighboring Paducah, Kentucky; I saw a precious little couple who'd pulled in for a pit stop.  They were just fantastic and said they were on the way back to North Carolina after traveling with the Tin Can Tourists... 

I bid them a safe journey and promised to share the photos here with a bit of info about their fantastic organization... 


Tin Can Tourists is an all make and model vintage trailer and motor coachclub. Our goal is to promote and preserve vintage trailers and motor coaches through gatherings and information exchange.



The club is open to everyone and ownership of a vintage trailer or motor coach is not a prerequisite for membership.






ONE DOLLAR EACH 
In 1929, Wally Byam purchased a Model T Ford chassis,built a platform on it, towed it with his car to a campsite, and painstakingly erected a tent on it. The effort was tiresomeand unpleasant, especially when it rained. Spurred on by his first wife Marion, Wally built a tear-drop-shapedpermanent shelter on the platform that enclosed a small ice chest and kerosene stove. He then published an article that ran under the headline, "How to Build a Trailerfor One Hundred Dollars." Readers wrote Wally for more detailed instruction plans, which he sold at a cost of one dollar each. The response was extraordinary, earning him more than $15,000. After building several trailers for friendsin his backyard, "the neighbors started complaining that I was making too much noise," Wally observed, "so I went out and rented a building." Airstream Trailer Company went into full production in 1932, when fewer than 48 trailer manufacturers were registered for business. Five years later, nearly 400 companies squared off against each other. Today, of those 400, only Airstream remains.




See more "non-portrait" tom-foolery (i.e. travel photography, bridges, barns and such...) in my retail store, Flawn Ocho... See a hodge-podge of everything when you *Like* the KCoJax Candids Facebook Page... 

4/5/11

Giraffes and Bridges and Sunsets... Oh My! - A Downtown Paducah Photo Blog -


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I had the opportunity over the weekend to make a spin through Downtown Paducah with a friend and take a few shots.  I love Downtown Paducah - it's such a quaint little place - very rich in history ... 

I took a few unplanned shots while crossing "the blue bridge"...
I'd give my eye teeth to get in the middle of that bridge for about 20 minutes with traffic stopped...
The two-span arch bridge is the I-24 bridge.
In the photo below you can barely see the trusses of the Metropolis Bridge (completed in 1917).
If I'm not mistaken, the smoke-stacks are Electric Energy, Inc - (Coal power plant - Joppa, IL)


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My favorites came from Downtown Paducah though ...
 my initial intention had been to shoot the Irvin Cobb building and the steeples with the sun setting, but my chosen perch left me with a multitude of telephone poles and wires in the shot - and with the sun setting fast, I decided I would have to wait for another day to get the shot I'm after...




The absolute best shots o' the day (in my opinion) were a suggestion of my pal
and came from the Mentor House Gallery at 332 North Sixth - 



With this 
being my total FAVE of the day! 

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Downtown Paducah 
photography
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