Saturday, July 31, 2010
Scott Kelby World Wide Photo-graphy Walk Day! Here, in a push button for the walk sign to stop traffic for ped-estrians is reflected the once beautiful and majestic Elks Temple. It was basically abandoned when the new Lodge was built. Over too many years it has fallen into decay. But now the Mc Minnimans (sp?) have purchased it and while they turn things like this into restaurants and hotels, they do preserve the historical value and beauty so the city is eager for them to begin their work!
The background is a photograph of graffiti found in a downtown garage. The photo was used for the cover of an imaginary book as a class project. Although now it sounds like a good idea: collect found art and publish it in a book: hmmmm wonder if one could be liable for royalties if an artist were to come forward and how would they prove it was their work? May have to check into that.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Is this what the big DOT flap is all about? Is this where the via duct doesn't connect? Maybe it is just me but that doesn't look like it will work. They'll start demolition soon: the surprise is it was still there today so long after it was discovered and splashed all over the newspapers for several days already.
Nalley Valley is an industrial area. Of course there used to be manufacturing going on in the Heated Self Storage building but the Roman Meal is still going strong and the Glove Factory (due to make an appearance in a future post) just turned 100 and is still turning out gloves everyday and looking hale and healthy. For a good story look at the Tacoma News Tribune online in these first few days of July.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
There are some stunning sunsets and right here in the immediate area. This one had clouds where the Olympic Mountains are supposed to be. Above are more clouds just entirely different type. All in all an interesting set of colors and textures and temperatures. Looks like weather is on the way!
This was a surprisingly emotional day for several of us. Graduation day at one of the elementary schools. The principal had just named the winner of the Kiwana's award (the hightest honor in elementary school). The boy standing was the winner and the one in the background with his hands raised in jubilation just happens to be his best friend. Now that's a demonstration of true friendship!
Not sure what was going on with this little guy. He looks so thoughtful. He was at McDonald's for McTeacher night and was near the order area but wasn't with anyone. He was so little he couldn't see over the counter! Very cute and with a room full of people who knew who he is.
These children were all watching the dunk tank on their field day and waiting their turn to throw the balls. Only one of them is reacting to the fact that one of their classmates just managed to hit the target and dunk the fifth grader! Isn't she cute?
Looking for a mantel clock that will actually be able to be seen and read. The anniversary clock in the center hasn't worked for several years and a number of clocks have come and tried out the mantel but none have managed to stay and take up residence. Still looking for the right clock.