Sunday, April 26, 2009

Old school on the hill

On Saturday, I went on a tour with students, alum and faculty members to see a beloved old school on the hill in Port Deposit, Maryland. It had fallen into ruin and is now being restored.

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To give it this old look, I ran TRA’s Old Skool action on it. How appropriate. I like the color version below just as much because it’s spring and lovely and I caught the cupola on Memorial Hall just as the clouds were coming in, leaving some nice blue sky peeking through.

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On another note, when I woke up and checked my mail this morning, I saw I’d been spammed by that awful Ed again, only he’s changed his name to sexy and my posts were full of Chinese porn. I do not want to deal with this person any more, yet I don’t want to use comment moderation. It’s simply annoying. And as I was deleting the porn comments from my old posts, I noticed that they were the same posts that had been spammed previously. What a jerk.

I’m off to enjoy my day and hope you all have a wonderful one as well. We’re heading to Jersey to visit with my in-laws and wish mum a happy birthday.

I love coffee. I love spring mornings. I love spring flowers. I love when you visit.

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

(contest tomorrow to celebrate my 200th follower. yay!)

20 comments:

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

It is so fantastic when I see buildings like this being renovated. So many times, people feel they have no value, tear them down and erect a monstrosity in place of such beauty. The cupola is fabulous!

Will be tuning in for your giveaway and have a beautiful Sunday!

Char said...

beautiful shots. love the drama of the sky.

Staci said...

What a beautiful old place! Of course, your photos make it even better. "Ed" visited me also. I don't care for Ed.

Living on the Spit said...

My very favorite thing to do in my profession is writing a site assessment of a building such as this...

What a wonderful old building...maybe you can go back when they have finished the remodel!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Sorry to hear about the Ed thing. You have to wonder what drives some people. UGH.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

noble pig said...

I see Ed or sexy on lots of sites with all that chinese. In fact a lot of people leave hilarious comments about what Ed said. It's hard to be believe blogger doesn't allow you to block users.

Happy Birthday to Mom.

TSannie said...

Ed should be banned from blogs.

Just love it when old buildings are restored and not torn down.

Have a lovely visit!

Kacey said...

Love those photos! Isn't it cool when things like this school are rehabbed instead of torn down?

And a pox on Ed. Jerkface! (and what, exactly IS a pox?)

imom said...

I love when those old buildings are restored instead of torn down!

Good luck getting rid of Ed! What a jerk!

Hilary said...

Let's have Ed arrested and put in jail for soliciting porn.

Doreen said...

You can block someone from following your blog. Or does he just cause havoc without following. That is why I moderate my comments but you have so many that it would take you a long time.

LouDuk said...

Beautiful photographs!

Donalyn said...

Beautiful shots Kate - both ways. There are a few reason why I love WordPress and a plugin that quarantines all spam comments is one of the main ones - LOVE that!

SuzieQ said...

Can you give us a link to Ed, so that we might inundate him with photos of cute babies, cats, dogs, flowers and lots of recipes..turn about is fair play.

Woman in a Window said...

D'oh! Ed!

Wonderful shots.

Leif: A Voyage said...

What a day.
What a marvelous trip.
I can see the teenage boys running across the green in my mind; boys of privilege, town boys, but in the end, just...boys.

Thank you for the pictures. I'll look forward SO much to more!
:-)

Mary said...

Wow, beautiful building, and I love the old skool action. It was a little WARM in Jersey this weekend, wasn't it? ;)

Oliag said...

So sorry about Ed...I haven't met him hope I never do...

Love the black and white treatment you used on this photo...it makes it quite special...

Maria said...

Oh that Ed. He was busy at my site a couple weeks ago. I like Noble Pig's suggestion of "retranslating" what he's leaving in Chinese. But seriously, why is he doing this to middle-aged women's blogs??? Huh? Ed, you bothersome little suffix you.

Beautiful photos, as always. I love the grand, grand views you have out there. :-)

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