Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sharkey, Kentucky, USA

How do you dress up a barn and please your neighbors? Add a quilt square to the sunny side. If possible, plan it so the shadows from a nearby hardwood add yet another layer to what would otherwise be a mundane element of the cultural landscape. [2017]

Monday, June 18, 2018

Key West, Florida, USA

The old customs house in Key West is now a museum, and the sculptures outside show common men and women living life in the early 20th century. It's one way to keep the past alive. As for the customs house, it's huge, especially when you compare it to the small size of the town. [2018]

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Key West, Florida, USA

Sunset and subtropical tastes: coconut and key lime. They're just what you crave when you're meandering around Key West in the evening. In fact, the key lime, and its eponymous pie, have carried the name of the Florida Keys to the world. How many other places can you think of that have an eponymous food to make them famous? [2018]

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Key West, Florida, USA

He and the pelicans are regulars on Mallory Square's seaside. The passengers on the boat, however, are there for a moment, some of the thousands who visit Key West annually. Although getting to the end of the Florida Keys is not that easy, it is scenes like this that repay the effort. [2018]

Friday, June 15, 2018

Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

This is one of the newest memorials on the grounds of the Arkansas capitol building: erected in memory of fallen firefighters. It helps to keep the capitol relevant and complements a national trend honoring groups other than the military who devote their lives to public safety. Happy Birthday, Arkansas! You've been around as a state since 1836. [2018]

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Bush, Louisiana, USA

Turn that old loading pallet into a canvas. In fact, since it is Flag Day, turn it into an American flag. And, if you can't quite fit in all 50 stars, fit in as many as you can. Then, prop it up and add an exclamation point: a cross (see it?). [2018]

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA

The Old Vicksburg Bridge now carries only one rail line across the mighty Mississippi. In the past, it also carried U.S. Highway 80, one of the great transcontinental roads. Of course, the river itself is an important bridge between north and south, a funnel through which products from the continental interior find their way to the Gulf coast. [2018]