On a trip a few years ago, Gary and I took the eastern route from California to Oregon and back again. We passed acres and acres of graze land. As luck would have it we passed an old wool mill town called Shaniko and decided to stop. Many of the buildings in that town have been restored to their former glory. Above is a restored school house with a nice hip roof and beautiful bell tower. I love this shade of green.
In a town further down the road we saw this abandoned church. So sad it was just left to decay. I love the Gothic windows. I could live in a building like this. Wouldn't it be a cool studio? There's a church in Seagrove, NC with Gothic style windows. I know I have a photo of it somewhere. Since I'm so inspired by architecture and buildings I put together an Etsy treasury called Home Sweet Home. I included a range of houses, shrines, fairy house, toad houses, bird houses, bird feeders and the like. Each one is so unique.
This church bird house above was created by Mike Dolinsky, so much detail in his work. Next are two towers I saw near White Sands New Mexico on our trip from California to Florida. I think the town was Alamogordo. That's where I met Dan the Rock Man.
This old water tower was by the railroad tracks outside of town. The tower below was attached to an old brick building. Somehow the tower and the brick building don't seem to relate to one another, not sure what the story was behind this building.
The next is Sulphur Springs Tower in Tampa. These last three images were borrowed from wikipedia with links provided.
And at the top of my list is Bok Tower Gardens near Lake City. A tower and a garden together, what could be better.
There's something about towers and steeples reaching for the sky, so inspiring. Sometimes what humans have built leaves me in awe. By the way, I added a few more recipes on the recipe page. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.