Sunday, August 22, 2010

In the Big Red capitol

I took some time off and went to visit my sister who lives in the state where Red is the number One color;  Lincoln, NE home to the Big Red Cornhuskers. I had a great time and was able to relax... and relax... and relax... Boy was that ever needed. ;o)  Beware as this is a photo heavy entry and not what I typically share when it comes to photos but I love the shots. Be sure to click on the photos that interest you for a larger view.

This is Big Red country:
Below: The state capitol.
Above: My silly Sister at work. :o)
Below: Some shots around town.

I love the old buildings and the bricks.

Fun wall murals - they do it to cut down on graffiti and it seems to work.

Below: An amazing show of tiny embroidery- almost all were 100% by hand.  I only wish I could remember the name of the gentleman who made them.  Photos just can't capture how amazing these tiny works of art truly are.

Below: In the quiet of the cemetary.  There is such beautiful artwork to be found here.

Below:  St. Mary's Catholic church where I spent my formative years every Saturday or Sunday.  This church is directly across the street from the Capitol building.  They were holding Mass or I would have taken some inside shots as well.  This church was featured in the movie "Terms of Endearment".

Below:  Out in the countryside.  You can actually breathe here.  I love the wide open. 

Below:  Going Home... sigh...


Elizabeth said...

Welcome back!
Awesome photos! Looks like you had a great time! You can tell Becky and I all about it when you come over to my place next weekend! Dont forget to email us with the stuff we will need for your awesome art class!

Liz said...

Stumbled upon your blog from the "next blog link".

Can't believe how many awesome pictures you have up on this post!
Just wanted to say hi and that they're cool.


Loveless said...

I love your stuff way amazing. Come check out my blog sometime if you want :)