Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Seeing Lots of Old Stuff

Back to Illinois we go. After watching the bridge go up and back down, we finally walked back to the Joliet Museum just as it opened.  A lot of history in that building. 
Route 66 Welcome Center too.
Next stop was the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site. This is a mile long walking tour of the ruins of an iron manufacturing plant which ran from the late 1800s into the early 1900s. 

The ruins mostly were only foundations with lots of signs marking what those foundations once held. My imagination soaked it all in like a sponge, while I clicked away with my camera whose battery was running on empty. So empty that on the last picture I took, there wasn’t enough power left to open the lens all the way.
 Our last stop in Joliet was the Collins Street Prison, better known as the Old Joliet Prison, featured in the movie classic, “The Blues Brothers”, as well as other movies which I haven’t seen. Hubby, who works for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, wasn’t nearly excited to visit this place. But he was okay once we got there and started walking around. 
They just don’t build places like this anymore. 

1 comment:

Denise D. Young said...

Sometimes the best part of the trip is all the cool photos you get to take. Looks like you had fun!