Photos

Kennedy Space Center

  • Command Module
  • Vehicle Assembly Plant

    This building is where every NASA space vehicle is assembled. Again, the picture does no justice to the height of this building.

  • Lucky Shot!

    A gull dive-bombing to catch a fish, at the moment of impact. Took quite a few trys to capture this!

  • Space Shuttle Atlantis

    The retired Space Shuttle Atlantis. 'Murica!

  • Atlantis Base

    The solid state rockets and liquid fuel tank for the Atlantis Space shuttle, The picture doesn't do any justice to just how massive this is.

Last November, I had the opportunity to visit the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, while visiting relatives living in the area.

Oktoberfest 2013

  • Yodeler Show

    Inside the Whiteface Lodge, the Yodelers teamed up with a traditional German band, DSB die Schlauberger.

  • Cloudsplitter Gondola

    The quickest way to the top of Little Whiteface! 

  • Selfie!

    This guy was awesome.

  • Tribute

    A tribute to soldiers of a local division in WWII, a gift from Italy.

  • Trails

    Facing north, a good view of the ski trails connecting the two mountains.

Every October, the ski resort at Whiteface Mountain has a small Oktoberfest. Traditional German music, food, beer, and demonstrations are featured, and many local vendors come to show off their homemade crafts.

This is the first time I've gone in many years, and the first time I went being older than 21! It's a ton of fun and is definitely worth checking out if you're in the area during the skiing offseason.

Exploring Benson Mines

  • Safety for All
  • Outside

    The office/bathroom is inside this building, and the first building in the album is visible through the trees in the background.

  • No Entrance

    Back door to the machine shop.

  • Office Building

    One of the few two-story buildings, with major fire damage inside.

  • Workshop

    Inside another building, some sort of workshop.

Benson Mines is a long-abandoned iron mine near Watertown, NY. The mine was shut down in 1978 and the buildings and have been completely abandoned ever since. Abandoned man-made structures are my favorite to take pictures of, so I couldn't resist exploring!