Old Blog Photos: Series Three

Commenter Darrell e-mailed me some more photos which he had saved from previous incarnations of this blog; these Hannibal scenes date from around 2006-2008.

This one was taken from the little-used iron bridge which spans Bear Creek and leads to the ruins of the Marblehead Lime Co. I liked the reflections on the river’s surface:

Shots like this next one make me glad I get up early! This is a view of a sunrise from up on Grace Street:

This one might have been taken in 2009. The green-roofed building is the newly built and state-run Supervisory Center (doesn’t the name sound Orwellian?), a half-way house for ex-cons which helps them prepare for life in the bad old Real World. In the background can be seen the wooded limestone ridge south of Bear Creek where the Marblehead quarry tunnels can be found:

Oak stamens floating on the surface of Bear Creek with beguiling tree reflections:

A view of Hannibal from Lover’s Leap with a storm approaching from the north:

Here’s a photo Darrel took on one of his visits to Hannibal, a nice shot of the hills below Saverton; an autumnal scene. Saverton is a small town a few miles south of Hannibal, originally built as a company town for Continental Cement Company employees. Saverton was devastated by the flood of 2008:

It’s quite a treat to have photos I thought were lost forever wend their way through the fiber-optic cables and end up in my Inbox! Thanks, Darrell.


3 comments on “Old Blog Photos: Series Three

  1. Darrell says:

    Larry . . . have more . . . will send next week when I’m in St Louis.

  2. Virginia says:

    Larry, it’s nice seeing the original photos again. Bear Creek was a special place in my childhood. Your image of the hills near Saverton is very nice also, Darrell. The sumac provides nice contrast to the hills.

  3. Darrell says:

    Thank you Virginia. The hills have a special spot in my memory. A few months after I graduated from Hannibal High, a friend did a map navigation run using newly introduced (to me) USGS maps . . . after that we went back again and again. The hills, valleys, abandoned houses, streams, eagles, wild dogs and deer would prove unforgettable.

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