Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Vicksburg Structures - Kuhn Memorial Hospital and Carr Central High School

Sorry for the long delay in blogging. Life gets in the way of activities that we cherish the most. Photography went second fiddle to house remodeling and sending a kid off to college. On top of that, winter colors (or lack there of) never draw my camera's attention. But, Spring is in the air and the colors are coming back, house is finished and the kids adjusting to college life just fine! So what did I do for my first adventures back into photography? I went and shot two old structures around my home town of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

I vaguely remember Kuhn Memorial Hospital growing up.  It was a charity hospital, so I don't think I went there for any medical attention, but I lived on Jackson St as a small child and drove by it everyday on my way to elementary school. Here are a few of the photos of Kuhn I shot a few days ago. For the full gallery of photos see here.









Now moving on to Carr Central. I was one of the last classes to attend Carr Central. I believe is was 4th or 5th grade math. I had Mrs. Morris. I remember Clarence Dunmore chasing me around the room, so I grabbed his markers and threw them out the window. Here are a few photos from my recent shoot. For the full gallery see here.









Hope you guys enjoyed my first adventure back in a while! More to come soon. Be sure to check out the full galleries if you want more at www.gritsphotography.com!

3 comments:

  1. Gee Whillikers, Robert!! You're back with a bang! I do hope that photo #2 was not anywhere near Photo 4.

    And CARR---is #3 of that a closeup of 2? And the heart framed in the door, and the peeling old perfect-school-green paint, and are those roof tiles with the curves?

    What a gallery!! Will browse more after lunch.

    Welcome back!

    rachel

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  2. Awesome pictures, Robert -- I especially like the one of the colored lights, which I assume were backstage in the auditorium?

    I'm so glad to see you're posting again.

    Sincerely,

    Janie

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  3. Robert, what a treat to see you pop up in my Google Reader today! :) It seems you've had your priorities in the right places lately, but I'm glad you've accomplished your recent objectives and are back to blogging. Having seen these two locations only from the outside, these are quite revealing photos of what used to be!

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