Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Monday, August 13, 2018
Been a good week. Weather has improved with the temperatures reaching the low 80's and the humidity percentage dropping to a comfortable level.
The change in weather offers an opportunity to resume the morning Preble County walkabouts. Not happening. Because of a reoccurring physical difficulty, we are restricted short morning walks in the neighborhood. Hopefully these will be overcome in the near, rather than the far, future.
The good news is that exterior construction and repairs are under way and should be finished this week. Unfortunately the interior rehab has stalled. This means that the darkroom is not available to use.
Returning to the Midwest photography project, remaining wall signage, often found on older buildings throughout the Midwest, offers insight into local history. Usually advertising goods and services, they identify the needs and wishes of the time.
The Gold Medal Flour signage is a common one as it
seemingly appears everywhere.
More from Peru in the coming days.
Friday, August 10, 2018
A very long week filled with many non-photographic projects, including cleaning, construction, gathering and cutting fallen tree branches and sorting thru files to decide what keep and what to throw. Enough already! Back to our regular programing.
From the latest journey, a building that once housed the Mercer Steam Bakery.
What is a steam bakery?
A steam bakery takes its name from the method used to heat the oven. Steel tubes containing water are heated by either gas, coal, or by oil until the steam rises to a temperature of 500º F. This heat is more than sufficient to bake the bread to a lovely golden-brown color.
Enjoy your weekend and return on Monday for more views of Peru, Indiana.