2019 – A year in a slideshow

Similar to my 2009 picture every day video slideshow, I’ve sequenced my 2019 picture every day into a video slideshow (and using the identical theme music for the same 20 minute play time). If you prefer individual photos, see the previous post.

Here’s the 2019 picture every day video slideshow, hosted on YouTube:

(I’ve also uploaded a compressed version to MargaretAndIan, in case YouTube ever removes it!)

In case you want to compare, here’s the 2009 video slideshow also on YouTube:


2019 – picture every day

Back in 2009 I set myself the task of taking (and posting to MargaretAndIan) at least one photo every day – it was quite hard as the year went on, finding something interesting every single day, but I did do it, and I finished the year by putting all 365 photos into a single post and then also creating a 20 minute video slideshow sequence!

Ten years on I decided to try and do the same, taking at least one photo every day through 2019 – but I didn’t commit anything to MargaretAndIan (since there’s few viewers these days, what with FaceBook etc), and I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to keep doing it, what with working from home eliminating the commute, living in Florida eliminating wintry photos, etc … but I did do it anyway.

Just like 2009, I’ve put together this post of every photo I took (each photo captioned with date and a description); there’s also once again a video slideshow sequence, which I’ll put in the post after this one …

Birket Engineering

There’s a business in downtown Winter Garden called Birket Engineering; they promote that they’ve done work for Disney, and other things … they are located in a building that long ago was a vehicle / tractor garage, and they do have a photo on display from those times. I took a photo now where it’s clearly the same building:


The display window front right has a model rail track, along with photos of their business; children (and adults!) can “play” with the trains by triggering them to start running – so long as the setup is working (for an engineering company, they’re not so great at keeping it running!):

Also neat, in the windows above and near the entrance are two “old world style” etched panels for Birket Engineering, and Frank Mifkovic:


A document on their website describes Frank: “1988. Frank begins work as the fifth employee at a newly formed company with the task of creating an electrical assembly and installation facility from the ground up. In a shop with no employees, no equip- ment, and 5,000 sq.ft. of empty space, the ride control installation of Epcot’s Norway Pavilion would begin
in six months. Frank was immediately cast to wear all the production hats of hiring, procurement, assembly, quality control, installation supervision, and field test & adjust. Norway opened as scheduled, as have the follow- ing 100+ Birket projects with Frank’s production leadership.
Prior to Birket Engineering, Frank worked for eleven years with then Walt Disney Production’s MAPO in California.