The Japanese defense forces couldn't stop Godzilla.....I captured the beast!

The Japanese defense forces couldn't stop Godzilla.....I captured the beast!
Spied this over Route 128 on my way home from work. Dirty windshield and strong sun glare I had to darken the image and crop out the sun. That's the only edit to what's probably my worse quality image. I figured some would get a kick out of it so I posted the pic on facebook. A few shares later it's gone world wide! Who would of thunk it?

Why I created this......

Born and raised in Gloucester, Ma fishing gets in your blood. Surrounded by the sea, kids here have a boat almost as much as kids elsewhere have bicycles! As I grew older my fishing ambitions gave way to what's around me. Although I still "drop a line" every so often, my attention wanders to the majesty of the natural light that make this place so special. Never is each day the same. The subjects may be the same but the light from the sea & sky will morph the subject into a form of art. For that reason artists have been drawn to these shores for several hundred years, they followed the light painting and sketching these surroundings. What artists capture with paint on canvas, I attempt to capture with a click.....if I'm lucky!

I guess that's a sort of Fish'n!

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Lorraine Apartments Fire Revisited!

On December 14, 2007 an eight alarm fire consumed the Lorraine apartments along with Temple Ahavat Achim. Also the tragic loss of apartment resident Robert Taylor after an heroic effort to save him by the Gloucester police and fire departments. The aftermath resulted in an outpouring of help for the homeless victims. Residents and buisnesses opened their hearts and wallets in an incredable effort to re-establish new homes for the displaced. While funds to rebuild the Temple came from not only the community but also far and wide. Next door to the Temple is the Sawyer Free Library, through the efforts of the firefighters the library was saved!

Some of these images which I haven't posted before were lost when my computer crashed a few months ago. Luckily I was able to find them.

About 20 minutes after the first call of fire came in!

Atop the ladder!

Deck collapsing!

Fire threatens Temple!

Burning deck lands on Temple!

Fully envolved!

Grabbing a tool!

Lone firefighter!

Rockport and Gloucester firefighters atop ladder truck!

Manning the nozzle!

A loosing battle!

Temple charged with fire ready to go!

Top two floors collapsed!

Looking helpless!

Central Fire Headquarters so close!

Fire behind the library!

A view from City Hall as the snow flies off roofs!


Frank said...

I remember thay night being so cold and the wind whipping. These guys had a very hard night.I didn't know who to feel sorry for more the poeple who lived there or the fire fighters.

JKW said...

Amazing pictures. So glad you were able to find them. The fire and police do have a very difficult job. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Janet

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