Friday, August 21, 2009

Walking Around Town

During my childhood, this building was the county library. Within walking distance of the elementary school, it was a quiet oasis with a devoted librarian who was a widowed mother of six. After being a print shop for years, it's now a Hawaiian style plate lunch take out spot. Hopefully they cook better than they garden.

This is one of two remaining neighborhood churches downtown. As property values rose, the churches were either demolished for condominiums or became private homes. All the other churches have moved inland.

Downtown is mostly tourist oriented, with lots of restaurants and small shops that sell curiosities, such as this metal figure made of spatulas, which could be yours for a mere $650.00

A stern Frida Kahlo glares at passersby from a tile trash can.


Tracy said...

Frida does look a bit stern there...a bit more lift to the eyebrows or mouth might have helped? LOL! This walk around your town was so enjoyable...always great fun to see other place. You've not been to the Hawaiian lunch place? Some sprucing up there wouldn't go a-miss...But there is some charm in that peeling paint. I love that spatula head! Another walk...please? Happy Weekend :o) ((HUGS))

steven said...

poor frida! i'm not sure that after a lifetime of brilliance i'd be cheery to have my mug stuck on the side of a trash can!!!! i too loved the peeling paint pic of the old county library but yes, the garden is a sad sight!!! have a lovely day out there. steven

The Weaver of Grass said...

It is always interesting to have a wander round a fellow-bloggers home territory. I would love to see more of your town.