History framed

Ancient time passage History framed brick by brick If these walls could talk Photo taken at Fort Pickens State Park, near Pensacola, FL. Built between 1829 and 1834, the fort was a key military installation during the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, World War I and II, guarding the entrance to Pensacola Harbor. From 1886…

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100 Word Challenge: Chaos

This past weekend, I went on a photo hike for the first time in… I don’t remember. It once was my routine to take one weekend day to myself and go somewhere, anywhere nearby for a hike or visit to the beach. Since I live in Florida, and minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, most…

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Batteries included

It’s been a while since I’ve been on a photo hike, and I’ve missed my wanderings. This weekend I trekked around Fort Pickens in Pensacola. I’ve visited the fortress many times, so I strayed from the stronghold itself, and instead hiked around trails at the outlying Langdon and 234 Batteries, which border the beach and meander through the marshes.…

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Ever onward

The wind in the reeds whistles a beguiling tune, tempting me ever onward into deep and dangerous currents. Naiads and river monsters tease and taunt in their attempts to draw me from the safety of my vessel. I keep to my course, struggling in the white rapids, navigating rocks and eddies, praying for the respite…

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A cannon’s view

I traveled out to Fort Pickens State Park, near Pensacola, over the weekend for my photo hike. I’ve traipsed around the fort before, but this time, I went off the normal path and checked out some of the outer facilities… the batteries. These were where the large cannons and ammo were housed. At Battery Cooper, you…

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