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    Default Yes

    Crater Lake Lodge in late spring. They get a lot of snow. We were up visiting Linda's aunt and uncle in the Medford area, with a couple of Chigago-area relatives in tow. Road to rim had JUST barely opened, but weather was bad, couldn't see much so we caught lunch in the lodge, then it lifted enough for this:


    Photo: Don Casey

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    Default Ah, that one....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sedenquist View Post
    I haven't accounted for this part of the clue yet....
    Well, about 7-8,000 years ago, Mt Mazama, a Cascade volcano, blew it's top, resulting on the current Crater Lake.

    I think it would be fair to say it was a little hotter in the neighborhood, at least for awhile, then.

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    Default Let's get out of the weather

    Crater Lake gets more than 40' of snow a year, on average; over 900" in 1950 (calendar year) and 879" in the 1932-33 snow season.

    Let's change things up with an interior.

    This now houses artists, formerly it played a role in matters military.

    What is it, where is it, and what did it used to be?


    Photo: Don Casey

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    Default OK, I get it....

    Quote Originally Posted by CalOldBlue View Post
    Well, about 7-8,000 years ago, Mt Mazama, a Cascade volcano, blew it's top, resulting on the current Crater Lake.
    I think it would be fair to say it was a little hotter in the neighborhood, at least for awhile, then.
    The first time I saw Crater Lake was in late May, the road had just been opened -- it was magical.

    Very nice photo!

    These were taken in May, 1994 -- must have been less snow that year...

    (Photo by Megan Edwards)

    One more:

    (Photo by Megan Edwards)

    Mark
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 07-05-2009 at 01:21 AM.

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    Default Headlands Center for the Arts

    Quote Originally Posted by CalOldBlue View Post
    What is it, where is it, and what did it used to be?

    Photo: Don Casey
    This looks like a former army building -- at first I thought there could be such a building in the old San Francisco Presidio but then I remembered the view from the Marin Headlands and there was something about this building (and your clue) that pointed me in this direction. Most of this installation was known as Fort Barry and was more-or-less fully active from 1907 to 1972. More information about the current exhibits can be found here.

    Mark

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    Default A bypass…….

    New bridge at Hoover Dam.

    Thought this picture worth sharing but didn’t know where to put it. So here it goes. Courtesy of our UK paper the Mail Online. Looks like the bypass bridge will be open next year.

    The view will be spectacular from the much higher level.

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    Default Great link.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eris View Post
    New bridge at Hoover Dam.

    The view will be spectacular from the much higher level.
    Wow, what a great picture of the new bridge construction, and yes it looks as though the view from the bridge will be spectacular, thanks for sharing !

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    Can't wait to see it for myself! Any idea of an opening date? Judging by the progress since I was there the Sagrada Familia will likely be finished first!

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    Default Nope, not in California

    Wrong side of the country.

    Here's another clue: when Farragut uttered his immortal line, he wasn't talking about what used to be made here; those things weren't invented yet. The name he used we now use to refer to another type of object, but one with the same ultimate objective.

    P.S. Megan's shots are beautiful! I'm not happy with that shot of mine, a 5 shot panorama stitched together in Photoshop; the seams are still visible. May spend more time later on it. I love the reflections she got in hers.
    Last edited by CalOldBlue; 07-05-2009 at 09:52 AM. Reason: credit where credit is due

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    That is the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria VA.

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