Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - May 13, 2008

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One of my favorite restaurants in Monroe is the Warehouse No. 1, which locals refer to simply as the Warehouse. It sits on the Ouachita River and serves wonderful steaks and seafood. It is exactly what the name implies, a converted warehouse. I took this picture over 20 years ago with my old Olympus 35m film camera shortly after I got the camera. The drive is not accessible to the public. I climbed over a restraint to get to the point where I set up the shot.

I just recently scanned this photo and one other black and white shot I took at the same time of the railroad bridge, which is one of the bridges in the background, in to my computer.

If you're ever in Monroe, Louisiana and are looking for a really good place to eat, I highly recommend the Warehouse.

As for Wordless Wednesday, I'm sorry, I just don't think it is in me to be wordless!

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39 Comments:

Blogger Mariposa said...

Wow...and that name is kind'a interesting too!

Happy WW!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 12:34:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Carletta said...

Love this shot! The composition is wonderful!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 12:35:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Will said...

Talk about built over the water! Happy WW! Thanks for the visit.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 1:10:00 AM CDT  
OpenID napaboaniya said...

I like the black and white effects of this picture ;)
Happy WW!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 1:49:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous June said...

Your efforts of climbing over the restraint was worth it...great shot...and perfect that you chose to present it in grayscale! Thanks for the tip and happy WW...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 4:55:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Maya said...

that would make me wish to see it on my own eyes. love how you took the shot, Marsha.
Beautiful in understatement.
Happy WW

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 4:57:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Kelly C said...

Wonderful shot. A quick glance and it almost looks like a painting.

Happy WW!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 5:43:00 AM CDT  
Blogger WillThink4Wine said...

I absolutely love this shot! I'm hungry now.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 6:14:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

Awesome photo! It looks like you just drive off the road into the water. Beautiful black and white.

I too couldn't be wordless this week. Hope you can come over to visit me now.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 6:15:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Jean at Penny Lane said...

Really nice picture and it sounds like a great place to eat.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 6:51:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Tink *~*~* said...

What was stored in the warehouse before it became a restaurant?

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 7:41:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Junebug said...

What a cool picture! My daughter just graduated from nursing school May 3rd. She will be taking her Inclux soon. She starts work in June at a big hospital working in labor and delivery.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 7:57:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Small City Scenes said...

We also have a town called Monroe in Washington. It is also on a river, the Skykomish, but no Warehouse restaurant. Nice shot. MB

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 8:30:00 AM CDT  
Blogger carrie & troy keiser said...

That is a cool picture and thanks for the background and recommendation!
Thanks for stopping by my WW.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 8:36:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Marsha said...

Tink, I haven't a clue as to what was stored there. I don't know who owned the building prior to the restaurant going in.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 8:52:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Jennifer Robin said...

Great shot! I love the composition, (plus I have a thing for old buildings!)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 10:19:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Lily said...

Beautiful picture - this is something I would hang in my house.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 10:27:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Urban Thought said...

Great photo!

Happy WW!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 10:54:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Gabriel said...

I would definitely hit that place! And the picture is just plain beautiful!!!

Happy WW, and thanks for stopping by!

My post...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 11:06:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Vhiel said...

great photo... very nice.. i may have to check that place when we visit Louisiana.

Happy wordless wednesday.. mine is up here

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 11:47:00 AM CDT  
Blogger SandyCarlson said...

That looks like a place with wonderful atmosphere.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 11:53:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Jenny said...

Beautiful! That's definitely somewhere I would want to visit. Wonderful shot.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 12:42:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Ivanhoe said...

I have to remember that if I'm ever in Monroe, LA. Have a great WW!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 1:13:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Raven said...

Wordless is hard, isn't it? What a wonderful photo. I bet the restaurant would love to have a copy. You could take then and now photos and maybe they would feed you free for life... ya never know....

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 1:13:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Urban Thought said...

Great photo! I've always had an appreciate for B&W pics.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 1:32:00 PM CDT  
OpenID allisonsays.com said...

Oh wow, what a great photo. If I ever happen to be in that area, I'll be sure to check it out.

Thanks for visiting my site! Happy Wordless Wednesday :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 1:49:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Dette said...

What a great shot - the black and white was definitely a good choice - and I love the character in the "Warehouse!"

Happy WW!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 2:06:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Momma said...

Gorgeous shot! I love black and white photos.

I'm not very wordless either. It's hard for me NOT to write something!

Thanks for visiting my site today and leaving a comment!

Peace - D

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 2:12:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Robert said...

As you've seen, I never do a "wordless" post for WW. I love hearing the stories behind the pictures. I enjoyed this image today. And I love it in b&w.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 3:17:00 PM CDT  
Blogger North Dakota Ward's said...

Sweet picture!! I really like old photographs in black and white.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 5:06:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Love 2B Homeschoolers said...

What gorgeous contrast - stunning!

Thanks for stopping by to see my WW photo!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 7:11:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Neen said...

Fantastic shot!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 7:11:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Susan said...

I love this photo!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 7:35:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Toni said...

What a cool photo! Sounds like a very interesting place to eat.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 8:37:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Princess Vien said...

I love your photo. Black and white pictures give a classic illusions.

Thanks for visiting my site.

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 4:23:00 AM CDT  
Blogger poor man's nicole richie said...

sounds and looks good, i bet it tastes even better.
you've found a vintage shot and a vintage resto.

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 11:25:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Linda said...

I love the black and whites! You were quite the photographer even 20 years ago.

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 2:30:00 PM CDT  
Blogger haleyhughes said...

Love the photo. If I'm ever in Monroe, La, I hope I remember this place.

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 5:38:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Jocelyn said...

Hi Marsha, Yes, I have a friend in Monroe, LA. That is a wonderful-looking photo! Reminds me of a restaurant my huby and I went to in Isla Morada, FL last two yrs ago- it's like that by the ocean side. :)
Sorry I know it's now Thursday, but still..happy WW! :)

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 6:29:00 PM CDT  

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