Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
This is St. Paul Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe Farms just north of Detroit. It's on Lakeshore, which becomes Jefferson in Detroit, right on Lake St. Clair. Note that it was designed by Detroit architect Harry J. Rill.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Yesterday I said this was the same booth, but I'm actually not positive about that--it was in the same location and looked a lot like the other. Anyway, here they are, the jolly potions and perfume guys from last visit to the Renaissance Festival. Compare with yesterday. (Oops, it was the day before yesterday, because of the Skywatch Friday shot I slipped in).
Friday, September 25, 2009
If you go to the edge of Detroit, by the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair, and drive north a very short distance (less than 5 minutes), you will see this private area jutting into the lake. Whoever owns it has picnics there occasionally, but mostly, it stands empty.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
On the last visit to the Renaissance Festival, we had a long chat with the person (people) working at this booth. I may look for a picture of him (them) and post it tomorrow if I can find it. There were too many other people at the booth on this visit, so I satisfied myself with a picture.
I have just been given the Unseen Rajasthan Award, see comments below. Thank you for the award! :-D
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
This drive-through barn at the site of the "Paint Out" Art Retreat is a rare find. I understand that as few as around 8 of the historic barns remain in Michigan. It is a beautiful barn and I enjoyed exploring it. The final picture is my palette--I was mixing browns to attempt to paint the barn.
The day before yesterday, I posted a couple other shots of the barn.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
I went to an retreat dubbed "Paint Out," meaning it was en pleine aire. It was held in St. Claire, just north or Detroit. There were lots of interesting things to paint (and lots of good food!) The owner took me for a golf cart ride and we saw this deer--I took the shot with a tiny point 'n' shoot.
There was a pond with a swimming dock, a drive-through barn--very rare antique barn, only 8 or so left in Michigan. The mosquitoes were pretty vicious though, and I eventually gave up before finishing my painting.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
This church is located in Detroit, right off Jefferson, just south of Alter Road. I thought it was an interesting and attractive church, but though I walked around taking pictures, I did not see a NAME PLAQUE anywhere--if you know the name of this church, let me know.
I may return to the Renaissance Festival; I just love people watching! It's a great place for that.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
I'm taking a little break from the Renaissance Festival to show the evening sky over Pier Park on Lake St. Clair. Both pictures taken the same night, one just a little while after the other. The final one was taken of the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit. To see other lovely skywatch pictures, click here.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
This is the belly dancer that danced and played with yesterday's musicians at the Renaissance Festival. I hope to show more dancers and musicians in the days to come. The festival continues through October.
My husband Keith (BB) took the last picture. He was wielding a wide angle and I had a telephoto.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
One of the things BB and I love about the Renaissance Festival is all the old-time music, done well, done beautifully. We purchases some of the CDs. They are wonderful. Sorry about that Renaissance wire. I considered cloning it out but decided to just leave it.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
More Shots from the Renaissance Festival. I thought the people were the most interesting part of the whole festival!
I was away all day yesterday at an art retreat. I was happy that my photo posted automatically.