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An old power plant

March 12, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

A little while back I visited the Georgetown Power Plant Museum near Seattle.

(C) EarchphotoGeorgetown Powerplant

 

 (C) EarchphotoGeorgetown Powerplant

 

I like to visit old and decommissioned industrial plants, they give a sense of history, and also sometimes are a challenge to figure out - and explain how the engineering was done at the time. It's interesting to understand how the equipment worked, how specific materials were used, and see how some techniques are different today.

(C) EarchphotoGeorgetown Powerplant

 

(C) EarchphotoGeorgetown Powerplant

 

(C) EarchphotoGeorgetown Powerplant

 

(C) EarchphotoGeorgetown Powerplant

 

The old Steam Plant is now a museum, preserved and maintained by Seattle City Light. It was built in 1906-1907 by the Seattle Electric Company along the Duwamish River, and was running two vertical GE Curtis turbines producing large amounts of power for the local industrial community. A horizontal Curtis turbine was added about ten years later.

(C) EarchphotoGeorgetown Powerplant

 

(C) EarchphotoGeorgetown Powerplant

(C) EarchphotoGeorgetown Powerplant


The plant also represents an architectural landmark, as early example of reinforced concrete construction.
Seattle City Light (called the Department of Lighting at the time) purchased the plant in 1951, and continued to operate the plant on a very limited basis until the seventies, until they decided to restore it and make it available to the community for tours and events.

 

(C) EarchphotoGeorgetown Powerplant

 

(C) EarchphotoGeorgetown Powerplant

 


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Finding Beauty in the Permian Basin

March 05, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

One of my favorite views of my home State of Texas is driving around the Permian Basin in the early morning light.

 

(C) EarchphotoPermian Basin


West Texas reminds us that industrial work never sleeps and that we all work together and sustain each other. Oil rigs, water wells, cotton fields, flares, livestock, construction sites, wind turbines... we all share the same land and we need each other to thrive and be successful.
 

(C) EarchphotoPermian Basin

 

(C) EarchphotoPermian Basin

 

(C) EarchphotoPermian Basin

 

(C) EarchphotoPermian Basin

 

(C) EarchphotoPermian Basin

 

(C) EarchphotoPermian Basin

 

(C) EarchphotoPermian Basin

 

Together we build the future.
 

(C) EarchphotoPermian Basin



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Earchphoto on the road.

February 26, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

What happens when a photographer decides to take a road trip with the purpose of creating? Well, in all honesty, I do not know the answer - but it seems that, when you venture out looking for beauty, you will always find it on your path.

This old barn caught my eye while driving to Spokane during the Winter. It made me think of our farmers and how we can support them and show gratitude for their work.

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Everything on our table comes from American farmers.
We wish to encourage you to buy local, visit your nearby fruit stand, farmer's market, produce and butcher shops. Support local businesses, small businesses, mom and pop shops.
A rising tide raises all ships.
Let's all rise together!

 

 

 


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