Monochrome Mondays

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Arched Window

I enjoy looking for unusual windows, this one caught my eye while visiting Bok Tower Gardens near Lake Wales, FL.  The gardens consist of seven lush acres complete with a Mediterranean style 20 room mansion built in the 1930’s.  The mansion was built for Charles Austin Buck, a Bethlehem Steel vice president.  The window is near the mansions entrance.  A similar shaped window can be found above in my header that was taken while touring Germany.



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The Hook

Back in August I posted a photo of starfish that I had taken while visiting Tarpon Springs, FL.  Tarpon Springs is famous for their harvesting of natural sponges.  It was fun wandering along the docks and streets taking in the local flavor that evening.  While the net filled with sponges was my point of interest in this photo, I found my eye being drawn to the lone open metal hook.




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South Dakota Badlands

Revisiting some of my images I took back in June when I traveled to South Dakota to visit the Badlands and Mt. Rushmore.  This is my contribution to Leanne Coles Monochrome Madness viewed weekly on Thursdays Australia time or mid day on Wednesdays here in the U.S.  The first week of Novembers theme is IN THE OPEN.




Saturday evening we joined some friends for a delicious dinner at a new favorite Italian restaurant, Ortygia in Bradenton, FL.  Several times a month the patrons are treated to live music. We happened to be seated near them and I couldn’t resist capturing one of the musicians playing his electric guitar.



Segway to Minneapolis

Segway tours are increasing in popularity around the country.  While in Minneapolis this summer a group passed by me while I was on top of the Stone Arch Bridge capturing the skyline of downtown Minneapolis.  To see an Old Photographic Effect and history of the bridge check out my other Blog 52 Weeks with Carolyn and scroll back to week 52.