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Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Morning Walk in Philadelphia


 









Time was not on my side this morning. I was in town for work to attend the Philadelphia Flower Show-- pretty fun work I must say!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Benched Out

The Childrens' Garden at the Cincinnati Public Library
I am not sure why, but I seem to be drawn to benches. It is always a good idea to have a focal point or something to ground an image when you take a photograph.

Benches are an invitation for us to sit, rest, enjoy the moment- the view-song of the birds- a good conversation or the simplicity of just being for a few moments.

Benches have stories. Each person that sat on a bench leaves a trace of themselves behind- perhaps an energy. At a crowded bus stop the bench is energy mixed with exhaustion. At a park it is quiet thoughts, romantic meetings, sleepy moms and reflective older gentlemen.
Eden Park on a quiet path near the Art Museum and Playhouse in the Park.

Ault Park- I have photographed these benches many a time.

See! Another photo of those Ault Park benches.

Memorial bench at Spring Grove Cemetery

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Discovering Downtown- Enjoy the Journey

One of the joys of living in a large city or town, such as Cincinnati is finding new streets, neighborhoods and buildings to explore. I was walking around downtown the other day, just doing a bit of sightseeing, when I was drawn inside this building. It wasn't this sign, that I only noticed when I left, that drew me in, but rather the architectural details and an inviting entryway.








 




A slightly more elegant way to travel. I would think beginning one's journey in such a train station would be as exciting as the journey and destination itself. When traveling was more of an art, not just a way to get someplace as quickly as possible.
Enjoy the journey!

Floor tile


Detail of the railing to the lower level.

The workers were hanging large wreaths and the Christmas lights were being installed when I was there. I can only image how stunning this must look at night with the gold accents, arched ceiling and polished floors with bronze tiles illuminated by Christmas lights.