ROADS IN THE COUNTRY, STREETS AND OTHER PATHWAYS – Garry Armstrong

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:
Roads: country, freeways, streets, dirt, etc.

I went out to mail some batteries back to the company who sent them — they didn’t work — and I took the camera with me. Lo and behold, this is the perfect place for all those roady pictures. Marilyn said they’d come in handy, just wait.

So we waited … and voilà!

Roady pictures by Garry Armstrong! And spring is coming, the weather is warming. Who knows? We might even see a few flowers. The snow has melted and what we currently have is mud, tick, ants, and broken branches. The birds are nesting, so they just pop in, grab a seed, and fly home to feed the babies … and until the middle of April … this is pretty much “it” for our region.

Photo: Garry Armstrong – Small wood bridge over the Mumford River

BUT. Uxbridge is getting it’s very own POT SHOP! That’s right! A pot shop — not medical — for FUN. In Uxbridge. Uxbridge.

Photo: Garry Armstrong – Downtown Uxbridge

Where there’s not a single parking lot in town and one road through the middle of town which is always under construction. This should be loads of fun! I can hardly wait to hit the town with cameras. Stay tuned!

Is this a road? Photo: Garry Armstrong

When Main Street ends – Photo: Garry Armstrong

And just one from Marilyn …



Categories: cee's photo challenge, Garry Armstrong, Photography, Roads

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16 replies

  1. I always enjoy seeing pictures of your main street with the railway bridge, if only you had some trains as well.

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    • Well, the trains go OVER the bridge. They just don’t stop in this town. They used to. We have a beautiful old railroad station that’s now a real estate office.

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      • Such a waste but governments just don’t want to run railways because they don’t want the cost of the infrastructure and the private sector won’t unless there is money in it. They do it better in Europe.

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        • In Europe, the make it easy transport. They set it up for business in this country, but eventually, trucks took over and they let the rails languish. Plus, they never reconciled rail sizes, so that we had all these different rails for each railroad and they couldn’t run on the same rails. Stupid. So now, we’re stuck with crumbling roads and air pollution.

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          • That’s pretty much what happened here too. The railways were all built by the individual colonies before federation so we ended up with three different gauges. Standardisation of the main lines didn’t happen until the 70s but people don’t see trains as a way to commute but more of a holiday excursion sort of thing now.

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    • Yes, Tas. I’ve had a continous loop of an old folk song in my mind –” two-ten, six-eighteen, ten-forty four…..” Can’t remember rest of song. Rod McKuen did it on an album “The Art of Watching Trains”. Maybe that was the name of the song. The album also featured “Jean” from the film, “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” which I loved. Have seen the film many times. I’m a big Maggie Smith fan. I think Marilyn saw the play with Zoe Atkins.
      When I visited Scotland in the 60’s, it was after seeing “Jean Brodie” for the first time. I found the area where they shot exteriors and rented a flat. I walked through the neighborhood, humming “Jean”. Locals looked at me and smiled. “Crazy yank?”

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  2. Definitely looking like Spring, Garry, nice photos.
    Leslie

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  3. Hi Garry, I like your roads this week. It’s nice your driveway is long enough to look like a road. Wonderful 😀

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  4. Love all those red benches. View up your driveway is a nice one!

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