Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Walk Around Town

Calypso had a friend visiting over the weekend and wanted to show her the old neighborhood where we used to live.  Boom-boom came along for the walk too.


Masonry detail on the old bank building (I love that my new lens lets me zoom in on such a high spot).


 Iron work gate at one of the mansions in town.


A welcoming committee on a front porch.


While Calypso was showing her friend the schoolyard this little girl called down from her house across the street.  We had a lovely little conversation about the school and the fun things they do there.


Colorful door on an old apartment building being renovated.


We passed a few gardens along the way.


Red Maple



 This snapdragon seemed to be thriving in a rather inhospitable spot.


 
 These dainty roses were peeking through a privacy fence.



Lots of detail on this porch column.

16 comments:

Chickadee said...

I love the photographic enteries. I especially like the photo of the iron work gate.

Hilary said...

It sure looks like a pretty neighbourhood. I absolutely love the little girl looking out of the red shuttered window. Beautiful.

Hilary said...

Oh especially cute now that I've clicked on it to enlarge it. Her little nose is shmooshed up against the screen. Too cute.

coopernicus said...

the details on some of those homes is a lost art in homebuilding these days...

Barbara Shallue said...

A photographer's paradise with all of that beautiful architecture and cool porches and doors! Great shots!

silly rabbit said...

You live in a gorgeous place. We do not have many older buildings where I live. Some. There seems to have been the attitude that old=fire danger and people tore them down. Its a real shame. These pics are all so lovely and charming.

Craig said...

See, you live in a part of the country where lovely old buildings like that abound. At least, more than here, where our history is at least 100 years shorter. . .

This post has me seeing red - red shutters & shingles, red door, even red 'helicopters' on the red maple tree. . .

Cheesy said...

Snapdragons are one of my favs1 ty ty

Daryl Edelstein said...

isnt it amazing how a zoom opens things up? my 28-300 is very heavy but worth the neck ache (i've taken to wearing a scarf under the strap so the strap doesnt get all sweaty and my neck doesnt ache quite as much .. but aside from giving me something to whine about, I love the photos a zoom gets you ...

Suldog said...

Even though I'm not quite sure what it is, I like the thing sitting in the chair.

Bijoux said...

I like the thing sitting in the chair, too! It's like an M&M guy, with legs. Very welcoming!

Kat said...

What a lovely walk! Love the snap dragons. They are one of my favs! :)

S said...

Great photos! Your town is so full of old cooll stuff!

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Craver Vii said...

Good eye! The iron gate is so simple, but the way you composed the shot is appealing. I like the work atop those porch columns, too!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Don't you love how a good camera helps you see things differently? Nice captures here.