Fayetteville ~ Vick’s Drive-In is Closing after 57 Years…

By Catherine Pritchard Fayetteville Observer Staff writer

Customers crowded into Vick’s Drive-In on West Rowan Street on Tuesday, eager for a last pork chop sandwich, foot-long hot dog, order of gizzards, taste of chitterlings or other item before the 57-year-old soul food restaurant closes its doors for good tonight.

A chapter of Fayetteville history comes to a close tonight. I remember the restaurant opening. I was 11 years old. Like many, I have eaten their food–smothered chicken breast was a favorite. Their closing is a part of the rerouting of Rowan Street and the replacement of the Rowan Street Bridge.

The article by Catherine Pritchard of the Fayetteville Observer is a good read…

If we are lucky we’ll see Vick’s Drive-In again at another location [in the community]. Will it be the same???

Photography ~ Tiny Planets–Most of My Flickr Views, 12/30

“The Leader”Now, 42  views

Variations, with the focus on United Methodist Church on Old Street.

Movies ~ The Interview–now one of mine, 12/28

The Interview

I watched this movie in a Fayetteville theater on Christmas Day.

I did so because I believe it is important to not allow external elements to interfere with American First Amendment Rights.

It is unconscionable for me to have served this country, to have fought in a war for this country, and to know Americans died or were wounded fighting to defend American freedom in many wars and I be inactive on this matter.

Continue reading “Movies ~ The Interview–now one of mine, 12/28”

Photography ~ Tiny Planets–Most Flickr Views, 12/29

Top Five since my 12/26 uploads.

iPhonenography in the form of Tiny Planets continues to be interesting to my Flickr viewers. Note, I uploaded these images over a 2 days, with adjustments in scale and rotation 12 spheres. One of those made it here.

[more of Tiny Planets]

Cycling Experiences… Blog Stats ~ 2014 in Review

The WordPress.com helpers prepared an annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 46,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 17 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Photography ~ Tiny Planets PRO Processed, 12/28

You have seen the comparison–now the 12 “little” planets free-form after using Tiny Planets PRO [scaled & rotated]. Remember–refresh your browser to change placement within the gallery. [more of these images]

Photography ~ Tiny Planets PRO Processing, 12/28

Images processed using the WP8.1 Tiny Planets PRO App. Processing after adjusting setting. More of the image can be within the frame.

Images processed using the iPhone Tiny Planets Photos App. Processing is automatic–no setting to adjust.

You can compare the adjustments I made in the top grid the the original automatically processed images in the bottom grid. There are several of the original panoramas that I did not adjust because there was little to gain. Where possible good camera placement is best, if you can position the camera far enough away from the object you want to capture.

[These Tiny Planets are in this Flickr Album]