Friday, January 04, 2008

Carthalite bridge

This is not the best photo, but it is of a well known and well liked bridge in Wichita. It is decorated with Indians and Buffalo in colored concrete. Tomorrow, and maybe even the next day I'll post more photos of this bridge. Maybe by enlarging this photo, you can see the Buffalo. This bridge is on 13th street near North High. I believe it's scheduled for repairs and I'm hoping they manage to preserve its beauty and stature.

Let's go shopping!

While out taking pictures of the buildings in yesterday's photo, I caught sight of this sign.
I think it was put up by a hardware store, nearby.
I liked the carefree way it was designed and painted, looks like the painter almost ran out of room - but the main point comes across loud and clear - 75% OFF! It's time to go buy next years decorations, wrapping paper, and ribbon.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Neat buildings

These buildings are located, east of downtown Wichita, at the intersection of Hillside and Douglas. Both are unique and pretty in their designs. Dockum was originally a drug store. Over time, other businesses have come and gone from the old building. Across the street is the Crown Uptown Dinner Theater offering a variety of song, dance, modeling, and theatrical shows. All live.

If this link works - it will take you to an article about the carthalite trim on the Dockum building and others areas in Wichita. carthalite
I'm curious to know - does your city have buildings with carthalite? According to the article it seems to be pretty uncommon.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

X marks the spot!

As I stepped out of my house, one day, and looked up at the sky, this is what I saw. It was straight above, apparently two jets had recently flown over - going in opposite directions, and leaving an X behind.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Theme Day - Best photo of 2007

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone - It's time to shed our 2007 cacoon, and fly into 2008! I don't know about "best" photo - but this was the one I was most pleased with. It was so nice of the butterlfy to pose. I'm anxious to see your best photos.

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Monday, December 31, 2007

Spinning light


video


The light was shining brightly through the window, and just for fun and experimenting, I played around with this diamond and the camera. This is also my first time to try and upload a short movie, hope it spins as intended - and that you all enjoy it. Here's looking forward to a bright and shiny new year!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Train Museum

Here's a different view of yesterday's photo. In it, you can see a Locomotive Steam Engine that is a new addition to the Great Plains Transportation Museum. The museum itself is located in the smaller part of the red brick building. From the second floor, there is a door that leads out to the trains on display. If you like trains, and museums - here's a link to this museum's site. GreatPlainsTransportationMuseum I know the tunnel (under bridge) looked a bit creepy in yesterday's photo, but it really was a safe place to walk. Thanks for your concern though. My reason for walking through it was kind of like the chicken's reason for crossing the road - "to get to the other side".