Monday, June 1, 2009

Digging around the old box of photos Part 1

Everybody has a shoebox full of photos that should have been sorted and put into albums. We tell ourselves that we'll do it during the winter, but we never do. (Besides, we have all those digital photos from this millennium that are piling up on our hard drives that need sorting and printing.)
   Anyway, it's much more fun to dip into the box, pull out a random stack and rifle through them, because every once in a while, you discover that you've unintentionally captured a bit of history. In this case, I found some slides from waaaaaaaaay back in August 1979, a year after I bought my first SLR camera, a Pentax K-1000.
   At that time, I had been looking for something interesting to photograph and ended up down at Riverside Park on Lorain's east side. Back then, it was very different than it is today. Erosion had eaten away much of the park, as well as the road going through it.
   The view is looking towards the shipyards. Who would have believed back then that someday American Shipbuilding would be gone?
   Compare the vintage view with the modern view (below), shot a week ago.

1 comment:

Eric Long said...

Do you know the story behind the outdoor signs leaning at the old Hoop restaurants? If you are stumped, email me at and I will be glad to tell the story behind those signs. Eric Long