Photo a Day Challenge

South Dakota



Glamorous femmes fatales wore furs in the early 1900s.



A wide lens emphasizes the menacing appearance of the B52D Stratofortress long range bomber.




This fighter sure looked futuristic to us.  Whatever it is, it’s getting some cosmetic care for display.  (It looked like the F18 we saw at the EAA air show.)



The aircraft displays were reminiscent of the gloomy Cold War days between the US and the Soviet Union during the last half of the 20th century.  Here a Minuteman missile lurks ominously behind the tail of a military aircraft.




“Kilroy was here” . . . Kilroy, the famous super GI who participated in every combat, training  and occupation during WWII and the Korean War, can be seen peeking over the cloud upon which the eagle is standing.  The KB-29M Legal Eagle II is on display at the Ellsworth South Dakota Air and Space Museum.

The Street

We photographed the street from the bartender’s point of view.  Denizens were few and far between . . . looked like rain.


Still Life

A 19th century still life proclaims how customers can ensure still living.




Object of his desire:  Patrons! This is a ghost town!




The Longhorn Saloon offered the pastimes of gambling and checkers in addition to the bartender’s whistle whetters.




We thought the Longhorn Saloon quite fancy for the times and the place.  Bring on the piano player and the dancing girls.