It is "My Town" shoot day, where both professional and amateur photographers show off the best of their towns. This Friday, Reggie Girl picked our assignment. Next week, Barry, has chosen graveyards. If you are new to our blogs, and want to join us next week, start shootin!
Beside Barry and Reggie Girl, please take a tour of all the participant's home towns. It is a fun way to get out of town without spending a dime! As everyone posts their towns, I will add links. So far, I know the following bloggers will be participating. Keep checking their sites, as some may post early and some late, but we try to get them in early. And don't forget time zones!
Reggie Girl in Georgia
Barry in Ontario.
Mark in South Carolina.
Loida in China
Jen in Michigan
HalfCrazy in the Phillipines
Missy is Japan
You wouldn't know it from this post but Crisfield is pretty run down with boarded up buildings, due to poor management and lack of culture. I picked the best of the best and the worst.
A note on the above house. Click on photo and look at the house in the distance. We were talking about the book "Jacob Have I Loved", a book about life on the Chesapeake Bay, set in the 1940's. It was made into a PBS special in 1988, and the house in the distance was used in the filming. It has changed a lot and is hard to get to, but I thought it worth mentioning. Read the book. Rent the movie to see our beautiful bay.
I included these next two houses because they are so cool, and if not renovated soon, they will be gone forever. They have a million dollar view of the bay. Oh, if they could only talk! The stories they could tell. They are so romantic.
Update on this house: It is gone. A lot of people have left Crisfield and many are trying to get out due to lack of jobs, growth, and rising sea levels. One person summed up Crisfield this way: http://www.urbandictionary.com/author.php?author=xfield+xpat.
Note: J9 in California had a good excuse, for not joining us, and she did give us a cute bird house. At least the intent was there. See you next week in the graveyards, J9.