A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


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Week 44 – #A3. Doors And/Or Windows

As I traveled up and down the back roads in Idaho, the many old barns, newly plowed and planted fields were plentiful. In various stages of decay, barns such as the one depicted here with their doors and/or windows are still being used to store equipment and supplies and yes, many of them are leaning like this one.
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Week 43 – #30. One Step At A Time

While visiting Yellowstone National Park recently, I was fascinated not only with the beauty but with the animals roaming freely. I even learned the difference between a bison and a buffalo (thanks, Stacy)! We were very close to this elk and it kept its eye on us as it crossed the stream one step at a time.
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Week 42 – #50. Urban Scenery

For this week’s theme, I want to introduce you to urban scenery and give you a bit of history about an historic hotel, the Crutchfield House, built in 1847 in downtown Chattanooga. Jefferson Davis stayed there after resigning from the U. S. Senate. During the Civil War, it was used as a hospital only to burn down in 1867. A doctor, John T. Read, and his son built a grand hotel on the old site and named it the Read House, the name by which it is known today. In 1927, it was replaced with the present 10-story building. Famous guests like Winston Churchill, Al Capone, Tallulah Bankhead, Gary Cooper and many others have been guests there but none so famous as the guest in Room 311. Annalisa Netherly checked into Room 311 in the late 1920’s. Not much is known about how or why she checked into the Read House but legend has it that her husband brought her and found her romantically entertaining another man. He slit her throat almost decapitating her in the bathtub. (NOTE FROM MN: Some men are not very forgiving.) Annalisa Netherly is still seen on occasion in Room 311 and for that reason Room 311 is never rented unless specifically requested. In 1977, the Read House was included in the National Register of Historic Places as a prime example of period architecture and decorative art. If you find yourself in Chattanooga, enjoy an overnight stay at the Read House … perhaps requesting Room 311.
Week 42 Urban Scenery