A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography

Week 18 – #29. On Two Wheels


My father passed away at a young age on Christmas day in 1967 and I can only remember him working at one place, Hatfield and Keefe Furniture Store, a 4-story building at 55 East Main Street in Chattanooga, TN. Not too many years ago, the building was renovated and now houses a restaurant on the main level and loft apartments above. In the renovation process, the old freight elevator was removed and its parts were cleverly welded together and made into a fence surrounding the loft owners’ parking lot. As I walked down the sidewalk and saw the wheels and pullies, I couldn’t help but remember as a child riding from floor to floor on that freight elevator carried partly on two wheels.
29. On Two Wheels


Author: tnwaltz

A true Southerner, I was born in Georgia but lived most of my adult life in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2001, my husband and I retired and moved to beautiful Sarasota, FL. We quickly realized that we were not retirement material and could not play golf two or three times a week so we got our real estate licenses and affiliated with Coldwell Banker on Longboat Key. My love for photography is very beneficial to me when photographing interiors and exteriors of the homes we list. Other than photography, I have a keen interest in genealogy and golf (whenever I can find the spare time from our real estate practice).

15 thoughts on “Week 18 – #29. On Two Wheels

  1. How innovative and so very interesting! Great job on the processing.


  2. I love this photo, and the story about it makes it all the more special. So nice to hear that they have preserved parts of the building by creating the fence.


  3. What a great idea to make a fence with available materials and at the same time preserve a part of history.


  4. Thank you for,sharing such a personal and emotional message.


  5. Oh Mary Nell, what a beautiful story and photo! Think you have another winner here!


  6. Interesting story. I like your processing style.


  7. You must be pleased that a childhood experience with your father has been preserved in this way. A lovely touching story and photograph.


  8. Lovely story Mary Nell … And love the photo and processing.


  9. nice processing and interesting that they used the parts for the fence.


  10. Wonderful story and beautifully processed photo, Mary Nell.


  11. How nice to use a part of the building in the present. And to spark such memories for you. Thanks for sharing the story. I love the processing too. My Mum died around Christmas too. It is good to remember our loved ones. Big Hug.


  12. Perfect for the theme, and we learned something about you as a bonus.


  13. What a memorable story. Love the photo!


  14. Nice trigger of a fond memory for you Mary. I like how you finished your image with an old time look.


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