My main reasons for starting this blog were to highlight my photos of Lake County, and to perhaps sell some items off my Zazzle site.
(One out of two isn’t bad!)
To this end, I’ve been working on getting photos of different subjects. In addition to the nature shots, I thought that having different landmarks for each town would be a nice assortment, so I started with the easy things – train stations and water towers.
This is just a few of them, all taken last October.
Seeing them all together here, it’s strange that they all look different, and echo their communities. Vernon Hills is an upscale, younger, commuting village.
This is one of the newest stations in the county, and with the wild landscaping, emphasizes the natural history of the area.
Fox Lake is an historic village, and you could almost see Victorian ladies at its rebuilt train station, originally opened in 1902.
And little Ingleside is an outlying community next to Fox Lake, and its cute little station seems like a perfect fit!
Am I on the right track? Ugh, no pun intended!
What I mean is, is this the direction to go? Commercially, it seems to be the wise choice – no one else is selling images of Lake County, Illinois!
I’m really thinking about folks that have moved away, maybe, who grew up here and want an image they remember.