|One of the footbridges over the Chippewa River|
The second day of the convention I took a little time out (I didn't listen to the keynote speaker) and went to get some really great coffee at a local coffee shop and then went for a walk. I initially started off to see the sculpture walk that was moved to Water Street for this year. It usually is downtown, but they had some renovations of the streets and so moved it to my old stomping grounds.
|I only photographed a few sculptures, my attention turned elsewhere!|
|The entrance to the Fine Arts Building at UWEC|
When I walked by the place where I used to live, I am still surprised to see that it is a parking lot. Now that place was a dump, so I am not surprised that it was torn down, but it is kind of strange to see. I had that song by Joni Mitchell going through my head- they paved paradise and they put up a parking lot - though it was far FAR from paradise.
|My house was on the corner- there were 3 apartments. I see they tore down the house next door where the motorcycle guys lived, too.|
I discovered that as a sort of weird extension of my fear of heights that I HATE walking across bridges. It gives me huge HUGE anxiety. Especially when I have a camera in my hand, I think of it falling to its untimely death right out of my hands, though with the death grip I have on it, that is unlikely to happen. It gives me the willies just thinking of it. Anyway, I crossed two different bridges, and I far preferred the bike and foot bridge (not the campus bridge, the one closer to down town) to the bridge with the cars shaking it. ugh. But the thing is that the best pix are taken on the bridge, so out on the bridge I was! I like it when I face a fear and then scurry to the other side like a ghost is chasing me. HAHAHA!!
This was such a pleasant walk, I wish I could have spent more time, but I had another great session to attend. Nothing makes an art teacher happier (other than students cleaning up after themselves) than having time to do a little art work of their own!
And then I got to go see Ella, so life was good! And of course a joy.....