Throughout my travels in Canada and the US, I have run across many opportunities to get random shots of people. Our world is made up of people of all types.
So, for this entry and the next couple of them, it will be more about people, than places. I hope you will enjoy this little cruise. People are fun!
I got the next couple of shots while on a visit to Niagara Falls with my family. I took quite a few, but these were my favorites.
On a trip to Dallas a couple of years ago, I headed west and got the following shots
In 2008 I had the opportunity to visit Toronto. I found a good deal of opportunities there. These were taken mainly around China Town and Kensington.
In the spring of 2012 I went to Arizona with my family. We drove back through Tucson and then through Texas. While in Tucson we stopped at the San Xavier del Bac Church, an old Catholic church built in the 1600s. I got a great shot of a man meditating in the church.
I had many other opportunities to travel around Ontario while there in 2008. Here are a few more random shots.
I have made a number of trips to Fort Worth. Lots of Cowboys there. And other types as well.
Here are a few more random shots from trips
There are also many opportunities to snag shots of people right here at home in Lexington. here are a few…
My next blog will be People Shots Part II – Photos I took of people in Cebu, Philippines. Watch for it soon.
Back in May 2008, on a return trip to Canada for work at the Toyota Plant in Woodstock, Ontario, I took a trip up along the Ohio River, basically on the Ohio/WV border. (see my entire trip report for some unusual other places here). Along the way I came into the town of Coolville. Pretty cool name!!
You Scooby Doo fans out there may remember the fictional place called Coolsville, OH in the cartoon series. This is NOT that place. Rather, Coolville is a small town of about 530 people clear in the southeastern part of the state. It was named after Ashel Cooley, who was apparently a great grandson of Benjamin Cooley of Springfield, MA (see genealogy). Ironically, this same Benjamin Cooley is an ancestor of my wife. Her grandmother was Genevieve Cooley. These Cooleys would have been long lost cousins as they all descended from the Benjamin Cooley that migrated from Herefordshire, England to Springfield. Eventually, some of them made their way west. Asahel made his way to Ohio and settled Cooleyville, which later was changed to Coolville.
There is really not much more info on Coolville, but here is the map.