We’ll ease into the weekend with some of my sights of the city. These are photographs that show one side or another to life downtown, though they don’t necessarily need a blog of their own. I’ve written recently about the new buskers we have in town. Now I’ve seen even more. Iron Man was definitely a friendly sort. He confided in me that he is sometimes Spiderman. Please don’t tell anyone.
We also have construction at 34 Market Square and I’m not sure what is happening there. It appears they are replacing whatever facade was there before and they seem to be doing a complete make-over of the interior. Does anybody know what’s happening?
I also caught this rainbow one afternoon from Market Square. We’ve had more rainbows this spring and summer than I ever remember seeing, though I’m not sure what that means. In this case it appears the pot of gold is somewhere in the Whittle Building.
Around the corner from Market Square is a cool, new Monday night happening: a jam session in front of Suttree’s Bar. I think it usually includes one of the bands from the Monday Blue Plate Special and it is generally followed by a performance by the band inside Suttree’s.
Of course, vehicles always catch my eye. The one with a million tiny flames on it really blows my blogga mind. I mean, that has to be really, really expensive, right? And why? I just don’t get it. I thought the Volkswagon looking as if it is attempting to blend into the foliage behind it was pretty sweet.
Over near the KUB building I ran into Edna attempting to get a ride or taxi money from a fresh couple. I know I’m not the only one, because social workers have tried to help her, but I just can’t imagine what is inside her head to make her carry all those bags downtown only to spend her day begging money to return to wherever she started out in the morning. Maybe it’s some sort of ritual.
We’ll end on an upbeat note with a little skater love. Urban Woman and I watched this young couple as we sat at our new favorite spot: the deck in front of the new location of Coffee and Chocolate. It just got a little bit better with the addition of ceiling fans to get us through the dog days of summer. If you see Urban Woman on the street, you might thank her for suggesting the fans. Sharif took notes and voila: ceiling fans. That woman just gets more powerful with every passing year.