Tuesday, August 14, 2012

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Frank's Place

NEPA Blogs will be presenting a "Blog of the Week" on the WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

Watch this episode on the PA Live! site: http://pahomepage.com/palive-details?nxd_id=267552

Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Frank's Place by Frank Dutton (http://frank-dutton.blogspot.com/).

Frank Dutton is a local history buff who is also a darned fine photographer. Most of the posts at Frank's Place are built around photos taken in and around Scranton. He photographs landscapes, nature scenes (especially waterfalls,) architecture, trains, and anything else that catches his eye. His blog captures the world of today in its photographs, but often features images from the past as well. 

Frank Dutton has been blogging at Frank's Place since May of 2007.  In that time he hasn't been afraid to repeat himself, taking numerous images of subjects like Nay Aug Falls and the Steamtown Trolley. When viewed together, each series of images can be viewed as a progression over time. Frank's blogging is remarkably regular, with exactly 384 posts each year from 2008 through 2011. (2007 was a partial year that started in May, while 2012 is incomplete.)

It's been said that blogging is the history of now, documenting both the ephemeral and the profound details of the world in which we live today so readers at some later time might form a more complete picture of who we were. Through his photographs, Frank Dutton has turned Frank's Place into a valuable reference tool for tomorrow's historians. Check it out and see if maybe you've been missing something that's still around!

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