Opened in 1954,to serve Clarkswville, TN, Memorial Hospital was demolished late in 2010, to be replaced by a Publix store. Our mother Lee Cardillo, worked there as a surgical suite nurse, 1959 - 1978. She lived a city block from the hospital, and was also one of the last patients before the doors closed.
As if the building had been visited by some horrid disease, the curative for which was to excise the body in total, destruction became its fatal prescription. I attempted to capture the feel for the demolition of, and life which had passed through this complex, part of which was only thirty-five years old. Our mom passed away during the month of December 2010, as the demolition was completing, an irony not wasted by any of her children.
I must express my gratitude to the Cecil Morgan family of Morgan Contractors, Inc. for granting me access during the demolition.
The photos contained herein are a "gift" to the many career professionals who graced Memorial Hospital all its years, and they are free for the copying, as Lee would have liked. They are copyrighted, though, and if they are to be used for any purpose other than as personal memorabilia, you must seek my permission, please.
Music: Abyss, Brian Slawson, Triple Scoop Music. All rights reserved.
" Toy Camra" is a film technique which usually designates photographs shot in (35mm) film using an inexpensive camera with a plastic lens. Essentialy, their presentations are characterized by brassy colors, unsharp details, dreamy qualities to the overall patina. So popular is this photographic trend, that many camera manufacturers are programming their devices to shoot in "toy camera" mode. But the digitized versions don't always work well for fully expressing the concept. Toy Camera with 35mm film reminds me of impresionistic watercolor art. The portrait of MP and Pooie on the railroad tracks does not qualify as "toy camera", since it was shot with a 35mm SLR Pentax, glass lens. However, there is no denying the film grain quality of the details, especially as the shadows dissolve into the far background. (Compositionally, it is one of my favorites ever). It, like the others, were all scanned from negatives via Canon 9000F photo scanner, capable of scanning a wide variety of negatives and photos.
The rest of the group were shot around town, and the Liberty Park Marina, where our doggies have taken up temporary residence most winter afternoons.
Hope you enjoy. they are unlocked, so you may download them if you like. If displayed anywhere or shared with anyone else, please reference me and my site.
In A Litle Town That Time Forgot, Tommys Used Cars
resides in a world all its own, tucked away in Guthrie, KY. More like a museum than a used car lot, while both exist side by side, many visitors are drawn by the old and unusual metal objects packed closely in the showroom. These cars, classic and antique as they are, have list prices for sale, except for two old Ford Model A's. This gallery is dedicated to my father Luke Cardillo, who had an automobile upholstry business, called "trim shop", as his primary business in Camarillo California, circa 1962 to 1998, until he could no longer work it. Luke began as a young apprentice in the buggy trade in the 1920's, before the profusion of horsless carriages. Don Teasley's shop in Clarksville, TN, is reminiscent of dad's. The two men met in 1990, briefly, on some repair of a Cadillac dad had borrowed for a wedding, from his friend Ted Johnson, formerly of Clarksville. Enjoy!
Begun in 2009, this project is long overdue its final completion. So the powers that be decided we tax payers could come splash in the pool "as is".
"As is", is pretty fine for only thirty two million (and counting) (plus overruns)US dollars. Any historical or factual inaccuracies are strictly my bad. Clarksville's becoming a pretty good place for a "staycation".
Clarksville's L & N rail station held early memories for our family during the 1950's. It was the getting off point for our travels from New York to what would become our new home. Much of this point of view remains intact. The station is a weekend farmer's market; the remaining active rail spur running alongside the parked, demo engine. Last frame, background is the still prosperous American Tobacco Company, belching steam, processing snuff for world wide distributionl
Camera: Fuji Finepis X-10, EXR mode, EXCEPT "Night Train", Pentax iST DS, 35mm Takumar.
In 2004, our Cockapoo Shadow, and I visited "The Rock". It was the first time I had been since the mid 1970's. In the 70's, the USDA still had a fire tower on the top, providing an additional 60' of elevation to what is nearly an 1000' elevation. The rock itself plateaus about 100' above the base, as shown in the first picture, and is itself on a significant rise. In 2010, a group organized to clean up the debris left from many years of party goers, and the paths are mostly glass and can free. Here's a link for some history (about half-way down the page).http://www.westernkyhistory.org/christian/meacham/
So I gathered my adventure gear and went solo this time, and Fortune smiled as the light was nearly as perfect as the environs for photo snapping. I have often considered returning on a snow day for what I would imagine to be some spectular shots, however, there are lotsa steep, rocky surfaces, and I don't think I have the stones for the climb...
These photos are unprotected, so you may download any for whatever non-commercial use you wish. Enjoy. d