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The Old Mill

June 2, 2005 Uncategorized

Went out walking this morning with the camera, and headed down to the nearby “Old Mill” which is mildly famous for appearing in the opening credits of “Gone With the Wind”. It was built in 1933 to capture the feeling of an abandoned mill from the 1800s. It’s a beautiful spot in the midst of North Little Rock (the whole area here (Lakewood) is atypical of the endless sprawl of American suburbia, thanks to the vision of Justin Matthews).

Here’s the mill itself:

A bridge nearby, over the lake:

Everything that looks like petrified wood is actually molded concrete. It’s smooth and has always felt slightly alien to the touch, but I dig it.

There are several lakes nearby – here’s some of the local wildlife. The big one came after me…

All in all, it was a spectacular morning to go out for a walk…