Praying by candle light in St. Patrick’s in New York City.
James Goold Cutler received a patent in 1883 for his mail chutes. He began manufacturing his mail chutes at Cutler Manufacturing Company, later known as Cutler Mail Chute Company, out of Rochester, NY. This particular mail chute is located in a hallway on the main floor in an historic hotel in Chattanooga, TN previously known as The Read House but later renamed the Sheraton Read House. The mail chute is original to the building, built in 1926, and is still in use today. You will find older buildings in various cities which still have active mail chutes although many have discontinued their use because mail often becomes lodged in the chute. The National Fire Protection Association banned the use of these mail chutes for buildings built after 1997.
Aren’t little girls wonderful? Just prior to Christmas, I was in the American Girl store in New York and watched the little girls buzz from one display to another with the “I Want One” look on their sweet little faces. Although this photo isn’t a good one because of the reflections, I think it satisfies this week’s theme. I hope Santa brought an American Girl doll or outfit to every little girl in the store.
Traffic congestion was at an all time high yesterday on Interstate 75 at University Parkway. Three large holes 3′ in diameter in the southbound lane were caused when a large pile driver cushion fell from a truck and landed on the overpass. Both University Parkway and Interstate I-75 were closed; however, southbound traffic was ultimately reopened after only a few hours leaving University Parkway closed until early this morning. This accident gave me the perfect opportunity to fulfill my Photojournalism theme so I went to the site early this morning to capture a couple of photos.
I am not a huge fan of tattooes but that is not to say that people should not have them. As I was sitting on a bus in New York, I looked out the window just as a large truck pulled up alongside. I couldn’t help but notice the huge tattoo stretching from the driver’s wrist to his elbow. I saw two female names, Jennifer and Angeline, and thought he must’ve had the artist place them there as an expression of love to his wife and their daughter. (Click photo to enlarge.)