After these four handsome firemen sat next to me I asked them how they felt about the fact that St. Paul's first fire station located at the corner of Leech Street and Grand Aveue is in peril of being demolished. A developer plans to tear down the 145-year-old building and replace it with a 109-unit Marriott. Jonathan, on the left, suggested that the new hotel could creatively incorporate the fire station into the design of the hotel. Not a bad idea! We should advise the developer of this good idea! I enjoyed the conversation with the other men: next to Jonathan and to the right are Bryan, Jim and Patrick (a 4th generation Irishman whose ancestors came from County Cork). Before I left, I thanked them for their service and hope to see them again. . .not at my home while they are on call but over another cup of coffee.
Linking to Our World Tuesday and Through My Lens
Added later: Again my day begins with another scene of horror --- this time in Brussels. The world we live in is not safe from terrorist. My heartfelt sympathy to the victims!