Located in southwestern Virginia is one of the few remaining covered bridges in the US that was built higher in the middle than on either end; hence the name of "humpback". The bridge was built in 1857 and is the oldest remaining covered bridge in the state of Virginia. The bridge spans a tributary of the Jackson River and is 109 feet long. Located near the city of Covington, Virginia.
Walls with a story - inside Humpback Covered Bridge
Thousands of people over the years have left their marks here. At first glance it's a big disappoint to see all the names, notes, and initials written inside but as I examined the statements of existence and declarations of love scrolled across these walls I began to feel differently. Although closed to traffic this place still serves as a passageway, a snapshot of moments in time, all preserved by this old bridge for the many who pass through this portal.
A view down one of the many creepy corridors of Eastern State Penitentiary.
ESP offers great light, textures, and urban decay for photographers. Located in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia this prison was operational from 1829 until 1971. Today it's U.S. National Historic Landmark, open to the public as a museum for tours.
Orion (center left) and the other brilliant winter constellations ride low in the west after sunset, making way for the relatively demure star patterns of the spring sky. Budding trees frame this early spring star-field featuring the three belt stars of Orion, and the two red giant stars, Betelgeuse - Alpha Orionis (top center) and Aldebaran - Alpha Tauri (top right) glowing orange against the bluish night sky along with some passing high clouds. APoD for March 26, 2015