Friday, May 3, 2013

Places I've Been - Friday

Linking to my town shoot out and 
to Tablescaper for Oh the Places I've been.

Machinery
This photo was taken at the Anchorage Port, Alaska before digital cameras flooded the markets.  I was thoroughly fascinated with the port and the machinery moving Sea Land freight onto semi trucks to be shipped throughout Alaska. Because I had lived inland my entire life, I found myself driving down to the docks to watch the water and ships that docked.

My first thought about machinery was what do I have in my house and the only one that seemed to fit was my old Singer Sewing Machine which just happened to be the second item that I purchased just after my high school graduation.





Hills of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico



Old Town Puerto Vallarta looking toward the newer part of the city.

17 comments:

Paulette said...

You certainly have had many exciting experiences in your lifetime. and especially in Alaska.

Ginny said...

This post has everything, both man made and nature''s beauty. My favorite is those hills and the multiple arches!! I bet those freight machines made a lot of noise?

Ann said...

I have a friend who owns a home in a condominium in Puerto Vellarta. Want to visit sometimes, looks beautiful.
Ann

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'd love to visit Alaska one day! It was nice visiting you today through "Oh the Places I've Been"!

Kara Claflin said...

Great pictures. That last one of the arches is really cool. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your beautiful family in your header as well.

Calypso In The Country said...

Beautiful pictures! I would love to go to Puerto Vallarta! Thanks for stopping by to check out my vacation!
-Shelley

GingerV said...

the port in Rio de Janeiro is huge, there are containers lining both sides of the highway for ... 3-5 miles. I always wonder how they keep track of what is coming in, what is going out and where do they go from here.

Sandra said...

Love the old and the new showing in your photo's. What a wonderful experience!

Peggy Jones said...

I would love to visit Alaska. Afraid I have waited to late. Don't know if I could hold up for such a distance. Great photos.
QMM

Jama said...

My favorite shot is the first one!

Debbie said...

Pretty images, I would love to see Alaska one day!!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Great trips you made my friend! I love to travel every once in a while, maybe once a year, although I'm not wild about it, but I enjoy it very much, once I get to it. I've been to great places, but old pics are not great, so I just show the newest ones. I would love to go to Alaska, though, it has always inerested me. Thanks for your sweet visit. Big hugs,
FABBY

The Tablescaper said...

I find the whole operation of moving freight quite amazing.

Great to have you be a part of "Oh, the PLACES I have been!"

- The Tablescaper

Pauline said...

Love those huge cranes but I bet they won't serve as long or as well as our old sewing machines!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Those old arches overlooking the sea are beautiful.

Entertaining Women said...

Alaska is the only state that I haven't visited. Thanks for sharing your photos. Cherry Kay

Marisol@TravelingSolemates said...

I love film photos. Your shot of the Alaskan port looks so nostalgic. And that Singer sewing machine is such an impressive purchase for someone just out of high school! Kids these days would rather spend their savings on shoes or Iphones. Ahh..those photos of Puerto Vallarta just sent nice breeze my way:)

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