What More Could I Want?

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An old bike. A mural. Fall leaves.

What more do you need?

This was taken in Marietta, Ohio last fall – a place that I love to visit and rarely go. The last time I was there,  I did this and wrote about it. 

There’s a lot to see and do in this area so I’m planning a couple of quick day trips this fall. Maybe I”ll make it back to this antique store  but more than anything, I just want to wander around with my camera!

 

 

Doors of Marietta

One of the best things about being on foot is that you notice things you would miss from a car. I love to park my car and just wander around a town – even one that I know well – looking for things that interest me.

I visit Marietta several times a year, usually to antique or to see a show, but walking around with my camera is fun sometimes too. I’m sort of obsessed with doors so it comes as no surprise that I produced a substantial amount of door pictures this last trip.

Here are a few.

Is there something you always seek out? Sometimes I feel like a broken record, looking at all my door pictures, but I really don’t care. A good door makes me happy.

Perspective From A Brave Place

a5.JPGThere’s this pedestrian bridge that connects downtown Marietta with Old Town.

I hate this bridge.

It seems kind of rickety. The boards are soft and it’s been patched in a few places.

I have stepped up on it a few times but never had the nerve to walk across the darn thing. It crosses the Muskingum River and seems awfully long given that I’m afraid of heights, can’t swim and am terrified of falling through a weak board to my watery grave.

But I’ve been feeling braver than normal lately, or maybe just wreckless, so I took the bridge during my adventures Saturday.

Here are some things I wouldn’t have seen if I hadn’t braved the bridge.

A family. See the eggs in the nest?

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This plaque honoring an important man.

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Athletes hard at work.

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Lots of locks. Incidentally, I feel like we don’t need to be adding weight to this structure but maybe I’m just a stick in the mud.

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Here’s a better view of the scary bridge.   Pedestrians and bicycles use the wooden walkway. The iron bridge is a historic but abandoned railroad bridge. Isn’t it fabulous?

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Here’s a view of the other side. You can drive here too.

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Just so you know, lots of people use this walkway every day. You always encounter locals with their dogs, bicycles and baby strollers. It probably isn’t as scary to the rest of the world as it is to me so, by all means, go and enjoy the view.

I’m just pleased that I braved it once and got a different perspective than I would’ve had from the shore.

Ever Notice?

Ever notice that the nicest building in most small towns is the funeral home? I knew this beautiful building on Front Street in Marietta was a funeral home without ever looking at the sign. This photo was taken from Muskingum Park along the riverfront.

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Even the flag flies perfectly straight for the picture!