Surfside Pier

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Taken at Surfside Beach, SC.

War Memorial

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The War Memorial Plaza in Nashville, Tennessee.  The quote on the structure was made by Woodrow Wilson in his speech to Congress on April 2nd, 1917.  Congress overwhelmingly passed the War Resolution, which led the United States into World War I.

State Capital

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The Tennessee State Capital building in Nashville.

State Street

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The historic State Street sign in Bristol, VA/TN, built in 1910, will celebrate its 100th birthday this year.

Liberty’s Tears

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The stains running down the cheeks of Lady Liberty seems to resemble tears to me – as she overlooks the New York Harbor and the site of Ground Zero across the Hudson River.

Miss Liberty

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The Statue of Liberty – taken from a ferry on the Hudson River.

Burrus Hall

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Burrus Hall on the campus of Virginia Tech.

Mountain Star

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The Mill Mountain Star, overlooking the beautiful city of Roanoke, Virginia is the world’s largest free-standing illuminated star. Roanoke, which is nicknamed the “Star City”, was my home for four years after I graduated college. I would have loved to have taken this photo at night, but I didn’t have the opportunity. Maybe I can return soon to try to get that shot.

Better Days

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This old railroad trestle crossing the Doe River has definitely seen its better days. Most of the crossties have fallen away making it unsafe to walk across, but I felt it made for an interesting photograph. This was the end of the “road” for my Doe River hike, and will be the final photo of the series that I’ve posted this week.

Ominous Passage

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This tunnel is the portal into the Doe River Gorge… with the landscape immediately changing from an expansive valley to steep cliffs and deep ravines. This was once the passageway into the narrow gorge for the old ET&WNC Railroad built in the 1880’s, which carried Iron Ore from Cranberry, NC to Johnson City, TN. To learn more about this interesting rail line, also known as “The Tweetsie”, click here.