Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Acme Foundry

Founded in 1906
Acme Foundry has been a supplier of quality ductile and gray iron castings for over a century!

Located on a very busy and somewhat unattractive street connecting St. Paul and Minneapolis, I thought that this was just another old abandoned building.  Haven't heard the word "foundry" in a long time, but it obviously is a strong, thriving business.  Check it out here. It has some interesting photos on its site.

According to their website: We continue to serve our large and diverse customer base by staying abreast of the times, offering old-fashioned service and craftsmanship, state of the art foundry technology and very competitive pricing.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Ancient Warrior

It's not a mural but not exactly a window either, but it is an impressive image at the top of the wide
dramatic stairs in the Castle of the American Swedish Institute.
Linking to Monday Mural

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Seeking Knowledge

Are you ready for the September 1st Theme Day, Library?  I have been looking for a perfect photo for it but still have not found one.  These steps are not a stairway to heaven, but close. . .because it leads to the book collection on the second floor of my local branch library.  I am carrying on the hunt while I find book after book of interest.  Perhaps that was the secret intent of the theme?

Saturday, August 27, 2016

A Restaurant's Aquarium

I used to see many more aquariums in restaurants and medical or business offices in the past than I do today.  I wonder why these tanks with their fish have slowly disappeared?  While waiting to be served in any of these places, I always am entertained, almost mesmerized, by these colorful animals.

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Abundant Love Project

Last Wednesday as I entered the Highland Park Library and pushed the automatic door opener, this caught my eye.  I saw it atop the pedestal just outside the entrance.  
What a delightful gift! 
Go here to learn about this project.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Privacy Fence

I wonder what is behind this fence?  Perhaps it is irrational on my part, but these privacy fences vex me!  I prefer a community that encourages more interaction with neighbours. We have a fence to contain our dogs, yet it doesn't interfere with visibility.
Linking to Good Fences

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Morning Walk

WWWW during the summer she and I see many beautiful flowers and shrubs.  As they disappear with the approaching end of the blooming season and the advent of fall weather, we are noticing different things.  Love this sign!
Linking to Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Clothing on display at the American Swedish Institute


Monday, August 22, 2016

Fresh Veggies

Yesterday I went to a new small outdoor Minneapolis Farmers Market and loved what I saw!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Tall Ships, 2016

On Friday DH and I drove to Duluth to see the Tall Ships festival, August 18-21.  Crowds were enormous and traffic was heavy.  For us, the festival has become too popular: too many people and long lines. It took about 1-2 hours in line to board one of the ships.(We passed)  I was hugely disappointed that I did not see the ships with their sails unfurled on the lake as I had in the past.  While we were there the ships were docked, and although it was an interesting experience, it was not as I had anticipated. To see their beauty, go here to an earlier post this week.  Not all was lost because we drove to the main area, snagged a parking spot in front of the Green Mill restaurant, had a cool beer and a great Cobb salad for me, enormous BLT for Jim and plenty of attention for Wild Wendy on the patio.