Monthly Archive: March 2018

Taste of the Arts, Fort Wayne, Indiana: The Aged Face of Wisdom

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Two summers ago, I attended the Taste of the Arts with several of my children and grandchildren. Held annually in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, Taste of the Arts exposes attendees to a variety of artistic and cultural experiences. This year’s Taste of the Arts will be held Friday, August 24 and Saturday 25.  Taste of the Arts brings all sorts of people together for their two day event. If you enjoy street photography, you will find a plethora of opportunities to ply your trade. I’ll be there this year, and if you live in the Fort Wayne area, I hope you will do the same.

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Standard Oil Company, Rural Indiana

Standard Oil was an American oil company founded by John D. Rockefeller in 1870. It was the largest oil refinery of its time. In 1911, Standard Oil was ruled a monopoly and broken up. Standard Oil was split into thirty-four companies, one of which was Standard Oil of Indiana (which later became Amoco).

My wife and I take frequent day road trips throughout Northeast Indiana, Southern Michigan, and Northwest Ohio. We are always on the lookout for photography opportunities. Recently, we came upon an old Standard Oil delivery truck rusting away along a rural Indiana highway.

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Watching the Evening Traffic in Findlay, Ohio

Several weeks ago, my wife and I, along with our oldest daughter, traveled to Findlay, Ohio to eat fine Italian cuisine at Rossilli’s, located at 217 South Main Street. This was our first visit to Rossilli’s. The food and service were delightful. Our server quickly greeted us, and soon brought to our table warm Italian bread and our drinks. We ordered three meatballs as an appetizer. For our main course meals, my wife ordered Chicken Marsala, our daughter dined on Bucatini with Meatballs, and I had Romano Crusted Chicken. Including a 20 percent gratuity, our check came to $82.

We exited Rossilli’s, planning to see the Black Panther movie at AMC Findlay 12 on Interstate Drive, just off the juncture of I-75 and State Route 15. Next door to Rossilli’s was a kitchen design business. It was closed and darkened, but I saw the office light was on at the back of the store. At the front door was a dog that gave us a woof or two as we passed by. The dog then turned to watch the traffic coursing along Main Street.

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