Trolley Ride...

An Old Bus
Today on this extremely hot & humid late Spring day in Maine, I decided to venture out around the corner to a place that I haven't been since I was a kid. I went to The Seashore Trolley Musuem to learn the art of the photographic technique called HDR. I have to admit that the last time I was here, besides passing the entrance numerous times while on Log Cabin Road, was when I made a film for my high school graduation. Honestly, I haven't been inside since I was a kid tho, I used to go there & ride the trains with my mom, many moons ago. Well, today I meant a few people from the Portland Camera Club who had a meet up session to learn the art from Mark Stevens. Honestly, I learned a lot & it was well worth my time. I was grateful that I attended the session. I was quite pleased with what I took. I found out that the museum was founded back in the 1930's by a trolley car from Biddeford, Maine. Apparently there were trolly cars in the city back in the day.  It is the oldest transit museum in the country. Also, the tickets are shaped as old transfer tickets too. A wee souvenir to take home with you.  I did take a ride on a trolley. That was a highlight of my time there. I figure why not, take advantage of it & I noticed that they made the track larger than what I remember. I also found out that tracks in the cities had parks at the end of the rail line for a public space. There's a lot to be learned here about the history of the area.  Overall, it's was well worth my time this morning to photographic something new in my hometown that I wouldn't think of it if I didn't have a purpose to go to. My gallery can be viewed at: Seashore Trolley Museum.

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