We took the road less traveled on the way to Asheville. I have heard about the Cumberland Gap since fifth grade history, now as a resident of Kentucky this historic site really puts the westward movement in to perspective. I cannot imagine having to travel on foot over these mountains, carrying your possessions.
The town of Cumberland Gap, TN is a small town. The buildings are mostly brick and on the register of historic places. The holler that this town occupies reminds me of a frontier town, one that’s grown up slightly. The bridge shown above is for the bike/walking path that follows the stream.
A popular site along one of the hiking trails, is the Iron Furnace. All that remains of the iron smelting operation is the stone lined furnace.
Asheville at night.
I was lucky enough to spend a few days in the Asheville area with my wife this week. She was kind enough to put up with my photography addiction. You will be the benefactors.
The wife and I went on a little journey to the Abbey of Gethsemani. The well known author Thomas Merton spend 24 years as a monk at this abbey. The land is located in Trappist, KY just outside of New Haven, KY. We wanted to have a few days of fun, this was day number one. I thought it would be fun to carry only my Mamiya 645 camera with one lens the entire weekend. I shot with the standard 80mm lens and Fuji NPC 160 film. The image above is the chapel in the Abbey.
A stone cross on the Statues trail near the Abbey of Gethsemani
This field is found on the Statues Trail on land owned by the Abbey.
While walking along the Statues trail near the Abbey of Gethsemani, there is this tiny little shack with rosary beads and implements of prayer.
Sun N Fun is a spring break event for pilots and aviation enthusiasts. The event is held every year in Lakeland, Florida at the Lakeland Airport. The fly-in event begins on Tuesday and they have an air show on Saturday. Many different planes are available for viewing including historic aircraft, warbirds, military planes, experimental planes, sea planes (they even had a splash-in event for the sea planes on Friday). The Sun N Fun event marks the begining of the spring & summer air show season and fly-in events like Oshkosh.
The engraving between the statues reads: “Books are the precious life blood of master spirits embalmed and treasured up to a life beyond life”.
The Carnegie Center for Art & History located on 201 East Spring Street, New Albany, IN. This is the Bank Street entrance. The center hosts art exhibits and is a division of the New Albany-Floyd County Library.