16 September 2014
15 September 2014
The McAllister House, 423 North Cascade Avenue, is one of our most well known historic buildings. Built in 1873 as the home of Henry McAllister, one of our earliest prominent citizens, it now functions as a small museum. I'm ashamed to say that, even though I lived only half a block away from it when I was in my twenties (and more recently, my photography studio was located a stone's throw away for about four years), I have never been inside the McAllister House! The other day I did take a few minutes to wander around the grounds and take a couple of pictures. It's so cute. It looks just like a gingerbread house. One of these days I will find the time to go in and explore the McAllister House, and I promise I'll take plenty of pictures for the blog.
14 September 2014
13 September 2014
It's not so much a pagoda as it is a pagoda-like structure, but I'll just call it a pagoda, if you don't mind. I'm sure about a zillion people drive past this pagoda in the middle of the median on Nevada Avenue at Bijou Street every day, and they probably have no idea what it's doing there. For years I've been meaning to photograph it, and last week I finally parked my car and stood in the median and did it. I'm sure the people driving by were thinking, "Why is that lady taking pictures of that pagoda?", but I didn't care. I thought the sky looked really nice.
Anyway, I've always known that the pagoda is there to commemorate the sister city relationship between Colorado Springs and Fujiyoshida, Japan, but I didn't realize that it's been there since 1966! It's in pretty good shape for being almost 50 years old! (Come to think of it, it really does have that midcentury vibe, don't you think?) By the way, did you know that we have several sister cities? You can read more about them HERE.
12 September 2014
Well, it looks like a blue moon, but it's hiding behind those clouds so you can't actually see it! Pat and I were in Fountain the other night when he noticed how incredible the moon looked, so I set up my tripod and pointed my lens skyward. Unfortunately, by the time I was ready to take a picture, the moon had slipped behind these dramatic clouds and refused to come back out. But I still think it makes for a cool picture! Thanks Pat!
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11 September 2014
If you've lived here for a while, you've probably seen the Henley's truck somewhere or other around town. This photo was taken way up on North Academy. Henley's is a locksmith that's been in business here for decades, and as long as I can remember they have used this ancient truck for their service calls. I wonder how old it is -- to me, it looks like late 1920s to early 1930s, but I don't know enough about automobiles from that era to pin it down. What do you think?
10 September 2014
Yesterday I ended up behind this in traffic -- it's a house! A very small house, but nevertheless a house. It made its way slowly westward on Woodmen Road during rush hour, then onto Mark Dabling Boulevard. I wonder where it was headed.