Monday, September 1, 2014

September City Daily Photo Theme Day: Rust and Ruins





The Old City Waterworks is a historic site located near downtown Tallahassee. Built in 1904, it was the city's first public utility facility. Until the turn of the last century, water had been obtained from area springs. This proved hazardous for health reasons and also for fighting fires in the city. The waterworks were remodeled in the 1920's and 1930's, but closed in 1980, after being added to the US National Register of Historic Places on January 31, 1979. In 2007, it was restored with funding assistance from the Florida Department of State. As you can see from these pictures, the area could probably use a little sprucing up.

My little blog break lasted much longer than I had planned, but I'm back today with a Theme Day post. I hope to start posting regularly again if I can get out and get some new pictures. I have been hampered with an injured knee after I sustained two nasty falls while on my vacation in England and France earlier this summer. The knee is finally feeling better and I am actually able to walk without my cane now, even if I am a bit slow! To see other City Daily Photo bloggers' take on this month's theme, please visit HERE.

16 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Very nice. I love seeing old sites being restored and preserved. Welcome back! :)

Karl Demetz said...

Very nice pics fot this theme day!
Welcome back, Lois!

Sylvia K said...

Great to see you back online, Lois!! And what great shots for the theme day!! Have a wonderful new week!

Birdman said...

That 1st one I thought of a HUGE treehouse. Disney or behind our ESSC station.

VP said...

Welcome back! The waterworks do not look so bad, but it is a perfect choice for this theme day!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Great angle with the first photo, it really does look like a treehouse suspended in the air. Good to see old places being looked after.
Glad to see you back and all the best for the knee.

Sharon Anck said...

So glad to see you back Lois. Sorry to hear about the falls. I can certainly relate because I took two nasty falls when I was in London last November. Both times I went down on my knees so I'm quite thankful that I didn't seriously injure myself. I was able to continue my tour of the city a little stiff and sore but that was about all.

I'm glad you are on the mend now. I love the waterworks shots.

Lowell said...

As I recall, this is over by the Gainesville Trail...I took a bunch of photos of the place a few years back when we rode the trail to Hawthorne.

Sorry to hear about you knee, but glad you're feeling better.

Small City Scenes said...

Welcome back but so sorry about the injured knee. Oh my goodness--on vacation. You will heal and I say---SOON!!
I forgot all about Theme Day---WAH!!
Thanks for visiting my blog and saying such nice things. MB

Jack said...

Your perspective on the first photo is great. Yes, it needs some work!

It is good to see you back, but I am sad to read about the pair of knee insults. Hope it heals soon.

William Kendall said...

Yes, it could use a bit of work on the site. Nice to see you back about!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hi Lois nice to see you here.. glad the knee is feeling better, it took almost a year before my knee felt good enough to walk long distances. You found the perfect subject for the theme this month.

Halcyon said...

Good to see you back Lois! This place looks really interesting. I am glad it has been preserved.

EG CameraGirl said...

Welcome back, Lois. I'm glad to hear your knee is feeling better.

RedPat said...

I'm glad to see you back too, Lois! Love these shots. Take care of those knees. The Mayo Clinic says that the best thing to do to help prevent falls is to practice standing on 1 foot. Your body becomes accustomed to adjusting for changes in balance and position!

Tamera said...

I'm sorry you injured yourself on vacation! It must be something about Europe -- I once took a header in London, I really hit the pavement! Thankfully the only thing bruised was my ego. Glad to hear you're on the mend now. Welcome back to the blogosphere Lois, I look forward to more TDP posts and pictures! :^)