Project journals

Pat Trotter

“Unframed-Ellis Island” by JR

After going through my Ellis Island photos from September 22nd and making selections,  I knew I had to find out about the photo murals that had been plastered to the walls in the immigrant hospital. I was surprised that our guides from the Save Ellis Foundation did not talk about

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Immigrant Hospital on Ellis Island

My maternal grandparents passed through Ellis Island as they made their way to a new home in America. My grandfather came in 1913 at the age of 23 and my grandmother followed him in 1919 at the age of 28.  So stepping onto this historic site is personal for me.

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Scotland Thoughts Part 2

Gradually the photos from my trip to Scotland are beginning to be sorted out.  To say that chaos reigns in my creative process is to put things mildly.  There are so many stories, many of which I have yet to uncover.  As I read more about the island of Islay

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August 10, 2022 Scotland thoughts Part I

Yesterday and today I have been going through each of my pictures from Scotland to try and categorize them and see what stories they will yield.  The everyday life of the people in Inverness was captured in a few of the photos I took while wandering the street.  Each one

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August 6, 2022 Back to the Surflight

I am still processing all of the wonderful experiences I encountered in Scotland but it was time to return to reality today and photograph the current production at the Surflight Theater.  On stage is “Escape to Margaritaville” and it is another fun and very entertaining production by this storied theater

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August 4, 2022 Outlander

Whether you are a fan (or fanatic) of Outlander, or not, it is well worth a trip to various sites where the series was filmed in the early segments. The locations are historical in their own right and present a fascinating look into Scottish life, especially in the 15th, 16th

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August 3, 2022 St. Andrews

Today it was off to St. Andrews and Fife which meant crossing the Firth of Forth estuary near Edinburgh via the Queensferry Bridge and parallel to the iconic Forth Bridge, which was opened in 1890, and is one of the most recognizable in the world. This railway bridge, a UNESCO

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