Saturday, June 25, 2016
Think baseball - where second base is the farthest point from the plate & once you reach it, you're headed back home. That's what it's like to go to Whiting - nestled in the northwest corner, 3 miles from the Illinois border. In June it's hard to imagine what it's like during basketball season when the home of the Oilers is buffeted by the winds of Lake Michigan but on this day we were treated to sunshine, a beautiful old fieldhouse of a gym and practice for next year's teams. CGS.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
When world-roving photographers touch down in new territory they rarely do it without a fixer or guide. While northern Indiana may not be 'foreign' ground, it was virgin turf to us and as luck would have it our fixer was living in the heart of LaPorte County. Matt Werner lives on his family farm outside of Union Mills and is not what you would describe as a typical farm boy. I think he's best summed up this way - a well educated (MBA) basketball junkie, part local historian, part published author who spent much of his youth shooting hoops in a barn. Just the guy to find old gyms. So, in the upcoming weeks, pick up his books (from Amazon), and follow us around some amazing places 'upstate'. CGS.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Our long overdue road trip to the north country brought us to one great gym after another. And, thanks to the research & guidance by author Matt Werner (more about him in an upcoming post) a large hole in our journey is now filled. This first post is about history preserved & shared, architecture that is second to none, passionate school administrators; and of course, the future. So, with all of that being said, here's the Knox gym hours before graduation 2016. CGS.