So Mom and I were on our way to the lovely Granbury Beach and took the shortcut through the parking lot of what use to be Krogers on Highway 377. One couldn’t help but to notice the white pickup truck with the two large confederate flags pulling into the parking lot and it was joined by other pickup trucks with various flags: confederate, the yellow confederate flag with the snake on it, the Texas flag and the US flag. I did snap a few discrete photos and then went on my way to the beach for an evening swim. An hour later we again went by and there were more trucks and some cars and a couple of dozen folks standing around talking. Perhaps like minded people? Mostly young and all Caucasian (as far as I could tell). I have to say that it made me uncomfortable.
Wikipedia tells me that the racial makeup of Granbury as of the last census was 93.75% White and .71% African American.
Casa de Leche is located in the Gold Parking Lot near one of the main entrances to the Puyallup Fairgrounds. My Spanish is rusty (or almost non existant), but it seems to me that it translate to the house of milk. The fun cow shaped sculpture was created by Bruce and Shannon Anderson and is part of Puyallup’s Arts Downtown’s Permanent Art Collection. The Anderson’s website can be found here http://www.andersenstudios.com/index.html
The new place of the day is the parking lot next to the old Elks Club. The parking lot itself is poorly maintained with weeds and broken glass. When I drove past, I saw that art had occurred twice! There is a great sign that says Really Love Something and colorful tape art on the side of the building.
Driving around today deciding on my new place of the day I finally saw my first sign of Spring! Yes! There is hope! Here in the Republic Parking Northwest Lot ($2/hour, $8/all day) there were several cherry trees blooming their cheery pink blooms. I took a couple of shots with my regular camera, as well as with the Hipstamatic app on my phone http://hipstamaticapp.com/
This particular parking lot is located at 1517 Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma, which is the Southeast corner of Fawcett Avenue and South 15th Street.
What a busy day and I still hadn’t found my new place! Driving out of the Tacoma Art Museum parking lot I noticed how lovely the bridge of glass looked glowing in the darkness. The Tacoma Dome can be seen to the right. So here is the Bridge of Glass along with a few photos I had taken earlier. We are lucky to have so much wonderful art in Tacoma. This pedestrian bridge connects the Glass Museum to the museum/university area in downtown Tacoma.
Here are some links for some additional information.