Friday, October 02, 2009

Friday Photo Shootout - all about a building



Well, several buildings. When I visited my sister Gracie in Casper, Wyoming this summer, we visited a few of the local places of interest. The first was Fort Caspar (or Fort Casper, depending on who's writing). The 19th century fort has been preserved as a museum. The display consists of log buildings - barracks, mostly -







and the stables,



as well as a group of tepees



and a section of bridge.













Oh - and there was a covered wagon.







Altogether, the folks who look after the museum have made Fort Caspar look like rather a cozy place, but I suspect that the men who lived there didn't find it so. I meant to post these photos way back in July, when the visit was fresh in my mind, but time flew, and I missed my cue, so I'm glad that this subject came up at Friday Photo Shootout. This week's topic was assigned by the Town Blogger Team. You will find more photo shoots right here.

20 comments:

Poetikat said...

I think the word "shootout" is very appropriate under the circumstances.

Barry said...

As a history buff, I really enjoyed this post.

Why do they always clean up historical buildings and make them feel as if no human had ever actually lived in the place?

At least one muddy boot left in the middle of the floor would have worked wonders!

Sarah Lulu said...

Fabulous! Could have all been in an old cowboys and indians movie. Loved them all.

Doreen said...

the stables are very cool. love the tepees also. have a great weekend!!

Mary said...

Great pictures.

Sandra Leigh said...

LOL, Poetikat. They didn't have any while I was there, thank goodness.

Barry, I'm glad you like it. I agree about the boot, but on the other hand, I suspect that leaving your boots lying around would have been frowned upon, even in a frontier army. Maybe not, though.

Sarah Lulu, Doreen, Mary, thank you x3.

~JarieLyn~ said...

I love visiting places like this. Your photos are terrific. I like the teepees.

Linda said...

Old forts and old teepees are so reminiscent of the old west. The pictures are so vivid especially the conestoga wagon. Thank you for the historical jaunt today.

Gordon said...

Maybe I was born in the wrong era, but I love log cabins, forts and simple decor. You made my day. Thanks for posting this great subject.

Reya Mellicker said...

Great tour. I can smell the inside of the the big building - woodsy but no doubt slightly funky, too. What a cool place.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh, what a rustic cabin....and I'm seeing Barry's comment - so true! yes, a muddy boot print - a coat on the rack, a shirt across a chair!

Pauline said...

Thanks for a "different" shoot-out. I enjoyed that a lot.

Pauline said...

Thanks for a "different" shoot-out. I enjoyed that a lot.

Jen said...

Oh how cool! I have always wanted to visit Wyoming.

Beautiful photos of the fort. Oh, and I love your header photo.
:)

J9 said...

That looks like a great place to visit - nicely done!

Denise said...

Like the teepees. My sons always wanted one in our backyard.

GigiSxm said...

great shots

GingerV said...

a fort, a good idea - totally different then all the other entries. thanks you hugs from Brasil

Chef E said...

Ha I came over with the same though as Poetikat! I cannot imagine how they even slept, and sometimes with a shooting instrument close at hand!

Great post!

Carrie said...

Looks like a neat place to visit. I've always wanted to sleep in a teepee...my husband, on the other hand, does not want to!

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