Monday, October 23, 2017

Jimi Hendrix


This mural is located on the outside wall of a local night club. The ladder was leaning up against it because there was some construction going on in the building when I took the photo. The mural is the work of Sarah Painter, a local artist and student at Florida State University majoring in studio art.

Linking to Monday Mural.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Clouds and pastries



Clouds gathering behind the Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church. I took these photos when I was attending their annual Greek Festival a couple of weeks ago. As you can see from the second shot, I went a little overboard on the Greek pastries. They lasted several days in my refrigerator though and were all delicious, especially that Baklava Cheesecake in the lower right corner.

Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Grim reminder


It's always sad to see one of these "ghost bike" memorials near the road because it means someone was killed in a bicycle accident nearby. The memorial is meant to serve as a reminder to be careful and look out for bicyclists when you are driving your car.



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hot


This past summer my oldest grandson spotted this sign along the highway and thought it might make a funny photo for my blog. I had forgotten all about it until I was going through my pictures and saw it this week. We wondered about it for several weeks until a new one appeared in its place advertising a local air conditioning repair service. I didn't even notice the moon was in the shot until I posted it!

Linking to signs, signs.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

College golf



The Seminole Golf Course and Club is the home of the Florida State University men's and women's golf teams. The course also serves as a learning laboratory for the University's Professional Golf Management Program and the building in the second photo houses offices, classrooms, a clubhouse, pro shop and restaurant. The course is also open to the public.

Note to Lowell: I could not pass this golf course without taking these photos just for you!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monkey and a goldfish


Cute mural on the side wall of Merv's, a local sandwich shop.

Linking to Monday Mural.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Great Blue Heron


I saw this beautiful Great Blue Heron lurking at the edge of Lake Ella while I was on one of my afternoon walks.

Linking to Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and The Bird D'Pot.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Steeple


This steeple belongs to the oldest public building in Tallahassee in continuous use. The First Presbyterian Church is located downtown and the building dates back to 1838. Below you can see a better view of the entire front of the church. If you are interested the church's history you can find out more at this link. To see a historic photo of the church from the 1800's, go here.


Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Faux window


I'm not sure what the story is on this, but I like it. I took this photo several months ago. At the time, the building seemed to be empty. I only noticed it because it is across the street from one of my favorite restaurants.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Do not block the alley


There are not too many alleys in downtown Tallahassee, but I found this one and it seems very well maintained. I like how you can see the beautiful brick in the wall of the old building on the left. It's easy to see that there must have originally been windows there at some time in the building's history.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Corner office


When I was downtown the other day, I noticed this bench near the Florida Capitol. It is next to the outdoor seating area of a restaurant that is frequented by lawmakers and lobbyists. The inscription reads: "Lynda Keever's 'Corner Office'. 18 years as Publisher of Florida Trend. Dedicated April 2, 2009". I thought it was a nice tribute. Florida Trend is a monthly magazine covering Florida business, industry, education and leisure. Lynda Keever was inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame in 2001 and retired as publisher of the magazine in 2009.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Duck trio


These three were ahead of me on the sidewalk while I was walking around the lake.

Linking to Saturday's Critters, The Bird D'Pot, and Camera Critters.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Sunshine and clouds


Interesting clouds rolling in over the Florida Capitol building.

Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Music at the lake


I always enjoy walking around Lake Ella, but when there is someone like this gentleman providing a little music, it makes it that much more enjoyable.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

So many choices


This directional sign is sitting downtown near the Florida Capitol. As you can see, there are quite a few other places nearby too.

Linking to signs, signs.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Cupola


I have always admired this cupola on top of what used to be the main post office downtown. The building was established by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) in 1935 and served as the post office until the mid-1970's. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Park Avenue Historic District in 1979. Today the building houses the United States Bankruptcy Courthouse for the Northern District of Florida.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures and Our World Tuesday.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Downtown Mural


This pretty mural is located outside a restaurant and hotel in downtown Tallahassee. Sadly I could not find any information about the artist or the mural, but I know it has been there for several years. I like how the columns are incorporated into the mural.

Linking to Monday Mural.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Regensburg


The Neupfarrkirche, an evangelical parish church. Construction of this church was begun in 1519 and not completed until 1860.

Fresco of David and Goliath created in 1573 on the side of Goliathhaus, a former castle.


The Regensburg Cathedral, dedicated to St. Peter and the seat of the Catholic diocese of Regensburg. It was built in 1273.



We had already eaten lunch, but could not resist having an afternoon snack at the Wurstk├╝chl, a 500 year old restaurant serving grilled homemade sausages and sauerkraut, located at the foot of the Stone Bridge and right next to the Danube.


We sat outside to eat, but my daughter went inside and took this photo in the kitchen.

Bratw├╝rstl Vom Rost Mit Sauerkraut. Delicious!

Looking back at the 12th century Stone Bridge which crosses the Danube into the Old Town. It was built between 1135 and 1146.


The last stop on our cruise was Regensburg, one of Germany's largest and best preserved medieval cities and also designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We spent the day walking around the Altstadt (Old Town) looking at the beautiful architecture and browsing the many shops. I couldn't resist buying the cuckoo clock you see in the last photo. I hope you have enjoyed my travel photos as much as I have enjoyed posting them. Next week, it's back to photos of Tallahassee, so I need to get outside with my camera!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Hohensalzburg Fortress

You can see the railway tracks going up to the fortress just on the other side of St. Peter's Abbey. That is a statue of St. Peter in the foreground.

The first of many amazing views of the city of Salzburg from the fortress.





View of the Alps in the distance.


Inner courtyard and St. George's Chapel.


After lunch, my daughter and I took the less than one minute ride on the Festungsbahn funicular railway up to Hohensalzburg, the beautiful fortress the overlooks the city of Salzburg. The views were spectacular. Construction of the fortress began in 1077 and over the centuries, what began as a small castle grew into the huge fortress we see today.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Walking around Old Town Salzburg

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in this house on January 27, 1756. He lived here with his family in a third floor apartment until the age of 17. It is now a museum.

Getreidegasse is a busy shopping street in the Altstadt (Old Town) district of Salzburg. It is known for its wrought iron guild signs and high side by side town houses.

Residenzbrunnen is a fountain that was featured in a scene from "The Sound of Music" and is located in Residenzplatz, a square located in the center of Old Town and laid out in the year 1587. The fountain was built between 1656 and 1661.

Right next to the fountain are these archways, another filming location for "The Sound of Music". When you walk through them you are standing in front of the Salzburg Cathedral.

St. Margaret's Chapel was built in the 15th century and is located in St. Peter's Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Salzburg. It lies at the foot of the Festungsburg, a small mountain. Hohensalzburg Fortress sits on top of this mountain.

St. Peter's Cemetery has graves dating back to the year 1288. Members of some of Salzburg's most notable families are buried here, including Mozart's sister.

There are also catacombs carved into the rock face above St. Peter's Cemetery.

Sign above an arch leading to St. Peter Stiftskulinarium, the over 1200 year old restaurant where we ate lunch, dating back to the year 803.

Entrance to the restaurant.

The dining room where we ate. We got there a little early so we could look around.

This was up on the stage in our dining room. Unfortunately we didn't get to hear anyone play it, but isn't it beautiful?

After lunch, we visited Mozart's statue in Mozartplatz, before heading up to visit Hohensalzburg Fortress. I'll show some pictures of that visit tomorrow.