Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Renaissance Festival

People Watching has got to be the greatest treat of the Renaissance Festival. So interesting!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Renaissance Festival: Music and Drumming

The music alone at the Renaissance Festival is worth a visit!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Renaissance Festival: Hawking Wares

All throughout the Renaissance Festival, people were hawking their wares. It was fun to hear them calling.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

St. Paul Catholic Church

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

Renaissance Festival: potions and perfumes II

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

Skywatch Friday: Lake St. Clair from Lakeshore Drive

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

Renaissance Festival: potions and perfumes

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

"Paint Out" Art Retreat III: The Drive Through Barn (Again)

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

"Paint Out" Art Retreat II

Here are some more shots from the "Paint Out" Art Retreat:

1)Charlie Myers, our water media art instructor
2)an unfinished piece Charlie was working on at the "Paint Out"
3)Barbara Painting.

Monday, September 21, 2009

"Paint Out Art Retreat!"

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.

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Renaissance Festival, Belly Dancer II

This charming belly dancer was happy to pose for me. She danced at Renaissance Festival, a different dancer than the last (and there are many more!) I love her eyes! :-D

Friday, September 18, 2009

Skywatch Friday: Pier Park

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

Renaissance Festival, Handblown Glass

Hand-blown glass, hand blown straw. Beautiful Renaissance Woman. I will return shortly to the musicians and dancers.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Renaissance Festival, Belly Dancer I

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

Renaissance Festival: Music II

Renaissance Festival. These musicians were playing for a belly dancer. If I remember, I will post her tomorrow. If not, I hope to post her soon. The Festival continues through October.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Renaissance Festival: Music

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

Renaissance Festival, more people

Renaissance Festival. I just LOVE watching the people!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Renaissance Festival in Black and White

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.