This is the 6th in a small series of images from a recent motorcycle ride to a favorite location, The Marseilles Mill Ruins, which, you can learn about by clicking on a link in my previous post. These are pictures of one of the gates that controlled the flow of water along channels, called raceways, that were used to help create power and run the old paper mill.
The second image of the church building of my childhood. The structure is in the shape of an “L”, with the altar right at the lower left corner where the horizontal and vertical lines of an “L” meet. This is taken looking towards the alter from the end of the horizontal part of the “L.” In know that the church is not a building – it is people following as disciples – still, this was very sad for me to see.
This is what I find when I bike 25 miles west from home. It is a favorite destination. If you want to know more about it you can read the back story here.
Located on the I & M Canal at 5 Mile Bridge, I have been told that this barn dates back to the construction of the canal in the 1800’s. The barn has many stories, sits as a lonely reminder of a forgotten time, and, as seasons change, it seems to get dressed in whatever the weather brings out, and always looks fine.
One more post from my recent Marseilles trip. Between being terribly sick and the business of Thanksgiving I have not gone out on a bike ride for almost two weeks now. Feeling a bit nostalgic for a good long ride before the winter cold moves into the Chicago area.