2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 32 trips to carry that many people.

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Week 22, Theme 34 – Patterns

One day when I was wandering around Bradenton’s Riverwalk looking for some photo subjects, I took this picture of the sidewalk simply because the morning dampness had accentuated the expansion joints and emphasized the “Patterns”.  After looking at the image on my computer, I realized that I had captured some other “Patterns” – The pilings supporting the railroad trestle in the background.

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Week 21, Theme 39 – Shot Through Glass

While we were in Gainesville on Labor Day Weekend we visited the Butterfly Garden at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida Campus.  After walking through the garden, we walked around the indoor portion of the museum.  These two pictures were “Shot Through Glass” and show the storage cabinets for the many butterfly specimens.

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Week 20, Theme 37 – Rows and Rows of ………..

I’ve fallen a little behind over the past couple of weeks and so I decided to get it in gear and get caught up.  The catch-up begins here.

In September Barb and I went to the Home Show at Robarts Arena in Sarasota.  Notwithstanding the “Rows and Rows of vendors,”  around the sides of the arena there were “Rows and Rows of seats”.  And will you look at that:  One row has two seats numbered “6”.  Oops!

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Week 19, Theme 36 – Right Place at the Right Time

During this past year, Feld Entertainment Studios purchased the old Siemens and later General Electric Generator plant on US-301 in Ellenton/Palmetto.  This is a huge facility and has plenty of room for all of Feld’s various entertainment productions.  This facility is now the Global Home for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice, Disney LIVE, Supercross, Arenacross, Monster Jam and the newest production, Marvel Universe Live.

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There are two circus shows, the Red and the Blue shows, that travel by railroad throughout the U.S. over a two-year period.  This is the year for the Red show to return home at the end of November and learn and practice a completely new show to take on the road again, opening in Tampa on January 1, 2015.

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If you are at the “Right Place at the Right Time”  you can see part of the 25+ car train parked along US-41 at Port Manatee or another section of the train including the animals stored on the Feld Entertainment property in Ellenton/Palmetto.

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