From the Archives of 2005—2
May 17, 2020
Here are some photographs I took in Ohio in 2005.
1 Yes, Ohio. This photograph featuring a portrait of Joseph Stalin was taken at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, where a movie set in a Soviet prison was shot. The 1994 movie The Shawshank Redemption was also filmed here. The reformatory has long been shut down, and the facilities are now used for special events, like my husband’s high-school reunion.
2 The Flats—A.K.A. the floodplain of the Cuyahoga River—requires many bridges. The sun was setting on this one.
3 Otto’s Greenhouses once thrived near Vermilion, Ohio.
4 Morning light hit the redbud tree outside the second-floor window of my former residence in May.
5 I used to pass this field on my walk from my former home to the Vermilion River.
7 This is a young film of Leptothrix discophora, one of the iron bacteria, on the Vermilion River.
8 Algae clings to the undersides of some leaves floating on the surface of the Back Pond at Schoepfle Garden.
9 The reflection of a maple tree is almost obliterated by the tree’s leaves.
10 This view is one I often spent time taking in on my walk back home from the river.