Friday, April 16, 2010

Photo-Finish Friday -- Jennings, LA Train Mural

This photo was taken by d in Founder's Park, downtown Jennings, Louisiana (May 12, 2008 with our ever-relaible Nikon Coolpix E4200). This train scene is one of five which depict the cornerstones of the town's history in a 40-foot x 138-foot mural. Jennings claims to be the "Cradle of Louisiana Oil" being the first town in the state to tap an oil well in 1901.

PFF is the creation of Leah J. Utas.


David Barber said...

That's some mural! It's got to be said, those trains were cool looking beasts weren't they?

Leah J. Utas said...

Love the pic.

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow, the depth to that is amazing. It looks 3d.

Redbush said...

Wow! The train picture is wonderful with all the smoke, and the backdrop. And oil continues to be one of the most important resources in our lives!

David Cranmer said...

DAvid, They sure were/are. I've been in a new tains but not one of these 19th century ones. One of these days though.

Leah, Thanks.

Charles, Many of the murals in the area have the 3d effect.

Redbush, The artist did a super job.