A friend of mine challenged me to a Facebook photo contest today: to take one black-and-white photo a day for five days. I thought, I can do that! Everyone has heard of the “one photo a day for 365 days” challenge, but I know myself – I'd never finish that. A five-day challenge seems reasonable to me. Even I can do something for five days!
To add to to the challenge is the fact that it was a call out from a friend – someone I see on a regular basis. A person who would look me in the eye and say HA! You didn't finish! So there's some accountability involved, here. The internet will never notice if you don't follow through. But your friends? They'll ridicule you endlessly.
As an additional motivator, I figured I'd make a daily blog post with each photo, along with the story behind, the motivation for, or just the dumb luck involved in making them.
So. The first photo in this challenge is a Duluth landmark, “Uncle Harvey's Mausoleum,” also know as The Cribs. Found in the water just off the Lakewalk in Canal Park, this structure was built in 1919 as a sand and gravel hopper. Constructed by Harvey Whitney, it was a risky project. Harvey was hoping that the city of Duluth would expand the breakwater, and that he'd have the upper hand in providing building materials for the project. Unfortunately for him, the breakwater project was scrapped, and The Cribs were abandoned in 1922. It now serves as home to some nesting ducks, and as a diving platform for teenagers in the summer months.
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