Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Lake is Still a Mess

Here are some photos of the lake bed, taken the second week of August. Despite trucks leaving full of dirt every few minutes, despite the thumps coming from the lake, despite all the soil that's getting moved around by those dozers and cranes, things don't look much different than they did in late July. I'm sure one day soon I'll walk down to the lake and it will all visually make sense.

(Late note: I walked down to the lake today (25th August) and it did make sense. Post will be up tomorrow)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hogan's Grocery

Long before Ingles stood at the corner of Rockbridge and Hairston Roads there was Hogan's Grocery.

I'm not sure exactly where Mr. Hogan's store stood, but these two photos survive.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Dry Lake, October, 1963

The photos below were taken by Claude Suttle and developed in October 1963.

Here's Mr. Suttle's shot from 1961 for comparison:

In Mr. Suttle's prints made two years later, the lake was dry.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Big Dig

The lake restoration project has been underway for about a month now. Here are some photos I took yesterday, 1 August, 2011.

West End of Lake, As Seen From the Playground