Sunday, May 4, 2008


In an alley downtown, you can find this sign.
It', alternate reality...oh, you decide:

Cabinet Magazine on Kymaerica

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Friday, May 2, 2008

Railroad Repairs

Just about every railroad crossing in the city is being worked on right now. Between this and other construction and street work, trying to navigate through the city is like negotiating a maze.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

ARTREACH-hand project

The project for kids and adventuresome adults this week at ArtReach involved immersing hands in alginate to make a mold, keeping them absolutely still for 2 minutes. Plaster was poured into the mold and the results revealed as above. A tad creepy, but major fun!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Construction City

It seems like this whole town is under construction and renovation right now. This is the current project going on at the Union Hospital complex.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

RiverWools - the LYS (local yarn shop)

my home away from home....

Monday, April 28, 2008

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Skylight - Landsbaum

This skylight is in the Landsbaum Center - an excellent conference facility focusing on health education, affiliated with Union Hospital.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Fairbanks Park - World Tai Chi Day

At 10 a.m. in each time zone around the world, starting in Australia, people gathered and...did Tai Chi!
Here's what it looked like in Fairbanks Park.

Friday, April 25, 2008

No....Do Not....Not Liable

Bossy parking garage.
The above three signs are in such close proximity, I was able to capture them all in this photo with reflections:

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Washington Park Community Center Mural (2)

The central part of the mural was completed when I took these pictures. People were working
on the side sections that day.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


...takes one from Wabash to Ohio St.


The menu the other day at:

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Spring cleaning

Washing the windows of the First Financial building downtown.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Old Glass

Lately, I've seen this sort of old, wavy glass several places.
These windows are on a downtown building.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

5.2 Earthquake

Yesterday morning, we were awakened at 5:30 a.m. EST by the whole house shaking and we realized that we had just felt an earthquake. Luckily, this was the only "damage" I discovered in our house: tiny Curious George atop the piano had been knocked over.

If you feel your house shaking or just want to see where the earth is moving today, here's a great site to check out. Click on the "did you feel it?" link if you're looking for information on a local event you've experienced.Within 20 minutes, our quake was posted with relatively accurate statistics regarding magnitude and epicenter. As more information came in, those were adjusted.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Public Sculpture

In front of the Swope Art Museum.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Washington Park Community Center Mural (1)

I was very excited to drive by the Washington Park Community Center a couple of weeks ago and see this huge mural in progress. This was a project funded with a city grant and executed by students in the art department at Indiana State University. The mural is the work of Hammond, Indiana artist Tom Torluemke.
More details in the Tribune-Star article here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Another alley, tags

Just something compelling to me about the places behind places...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

ubiquitous/obligatory spring tulip photo

The plantings in front of the Ohio Building.
It's a lovely meeting/banquet center with a rooftop garden space.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Beading Paradise

This little bead shop is part of the creative atmosphere of the 7th Street Arts Corridor.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

ISU-School of Technology

Indiana State University-Cherry Street side.
(OOps, missed a day, sorry!)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Obama in Terre Haute

Okay. So this is just a shot of my television screen about an hour ago as I watched Senator Obama's speech live from Terre Haute North High School.

I might have been there myself, if I had had the fortitude to stay in this line at a local mall where tickets to attend the speech were being distributed yesterday. The shot above was taken at about the midpoint of the line and my place was...well, at the very end. The line went the entire length of the Meadows Mall, pictured here, from the far leg of the mall where my place was.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


RR tracks....criss-crossing Terre Haute, some in horrible, car-damaging disrepair....this is just a bit of the track that runs by a doctor's office.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Java Haute

Where to get coffee, sit and chat on the east side of Terre Haute.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

First Congregational Church

On Ohio Street. Lovely sanctuary with stained glass windows.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Old Coca-Cola Ad

This sign was painted on the side of a building that used to be a pharmacy.

Saturday, April 5, 2008


Taken on 5th Street at Wabash, downtown. The tall building is the back of the Sycamore Building on 6th.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Historical Sign

This is a marker on a stand placed at one edge of the sidewalk by a parking lot across from the Federal Building. The wording is strange to me - at first glance, it seems to commemorate a Sousa Band Concert taking place in 2005. I think these markers are supposed to be placed in locations where Sousa and his band performed, and should show the date of that concert. Here's a link to the Sousa Foundation historial marker page.

So it's a marker that generates questions to me: when did Sousa and his band come to Terre Haute? And where did they play? Was there a venue on the site (7th and Cherry) that no longer exists. If not, why did they place the marker there?

Thursday, April 3, 2008

City Bus Station

Yup. This wee building is it - the main city bus station in downtown Terre Haute. Not much room for the glamour, intrigue and tawdriness of a big-city bus station.

In fact, it doesn't even get to be called a "bus station," it's:

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Coffee Grounds

In downtown Terre Haute. Almost venerable. I remember doing poetry readings here shortly after I arrived in the early 90s. Wish they'd do some readings again. Especially now that it's non-smoking. Back in the early days, I had to be among the first readers and could never stay for everyone's performance because of the smoke.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Another sign

I seem to be fixated on signs around downtown. Here's another.
This poster is part of an initiative of the Human Relations Commission and is seen at many downtown businesses.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Something I never noticed before....

...these glass bricks with colored lights behind them.
I pass this doorway many times a week and I've even posted a picture of this awning from another angle with the signs showing what's upstairs here. But I never noticed these lights and the lovely magical effect they have even in the daytime.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Obama HQ - Terre Haute

On Wabash in the 400 block.
Yesterday morning. It was cold. Grand opening for all Indiana Obama hq.
Saxophone player, Papapatty (my husband), played on the sidewalk for about an hour.
You can't see from this picture, but inside, the room is packed with people, wall-to-wall.
Excitement, hope. Young people, old people, many ethnicities.