Happy SUNday! – Back to the Future

A fun little econo car from Honda – the 1985 CRX HF – high-tech ’80s tech in a box

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This amazing Honda (shown here in October 1985 with Carol “stealing” my commuter car) got well over 50 mpg on the highway with a 1.5-liter gas engine and manual transmission. The “HF” model (high fuel) was the most difficult of the three models to find at a dealership as they were in high demand and produced in a somewhat limited way. The car with a full tank of gas and a driver still weighed in at just under 2,000 pounds – no airbags but it did have AC and a radio. Doc’s DeLorean had nothing on my CRX!

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Pictures at an Exhibition – Nassau County Courthouse

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It’s one of my most photographed spots in our historic district – the Nassau County Courthouse. I’ve been honored to have my award-winning photograph hang “forever” inside the courthouse along with about fifty others as part of an exhibition of images and paintings of our beloved landmark. Each image was personally selected by the Honorable Judge Robert M. Foster, Chief Judge of the Fourth Circuit Court here in Nassau County (Florida).

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‘On the Courthouse Steps’ – June 2018

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One of the many images of our historic courthouse that I’ve taken over the years.

Thanks for stopping by and many thanks to Judge Foster! – Chris

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Looking Up

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Image 1 – Amelia Island airport terminal skylight

Image 2 – Avenues Mall (Jacksonville) dome

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Happy Saturday! Welcome to Amelia Island

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Our new airport terminal building is now “officially” open.

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It’s been fun documenting the construction of this building starting back in early January of this year (2018). I think that all involved did an outstanding job.

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The Corsair has landed!

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Amelia’s Little Airport

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Dramatic nighttime lighting highlights the unique design of the Fernandina Beach (Florida) Municipal Airport Terminal building. The design pays homage to the U.S. Navy F4U Corsair fighter plane that flew training missions from this airfield during WWII.

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The “Corsair” as seen from the plane’s starboard side (note the small green light at the end of the wing). The canopy (skylight) is highlighted with a series of LED lights.

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The terminal as seen from the runway side of the airfield.

A well-executed design that looks stunning at night. I’m sure this will be somewhat of an attraction here in Northeast Florida as the building will feature all types of memorabilia from the airfield’s connection to the Corsair and the training of Naval aviators during World War II.

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

Amelia Island’s New Airport Terminal – A Bold Design Executed Flawlessly

The Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Florida airport terminal is almost complete and the design is unique and stunning! Designed to pay homage to the U.S. Navy Corsair fighter from World War II.

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It’s sure to be a tourist attraction and I believe the designers should get a tip of the hat for taking such a bold idea and executing it to perfection. Here the workers are installing the last of the glass panels that form the skylight-canopy.

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Everywhere you look you see quality touches and the attention to detail is unmatched anywhere in the City of Fernandina Beach.

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From the second-floor observation deck looking towards the tail section.

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The runway side of the terminal is the airplane’s cowling – notice the Pratt & Whitney Eagle logo.

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What a cool bicycle rack!

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The Corsair has landed!

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Early stages of construction from January of this year.

What a lovely air terminal to welcome visitors and residents alike to beautiful Amelia Island. If you’re ever passing through extreme Northeast Florida, by all means, take the time to stop in and check out our terminal. They’ll be historical displays featured inside the three-story lobby specifically tailored to recognize our military heritage and the brave aviators that flew the Navy Corsairs during the War.

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris