Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Here is the front view of the house I showed you in yesterday's post. The White House is located in the Park Avenue Historic District near downtown Tallahassee. It was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Constructed in 1885, the house served as the residence of a number of prominent Tallahassee families. The high ceilings, spacious hallway, and large windows added grandeur and also functioned to dissipate heat. In 1980, the house was restored for use as offices. I had a difficult time getting a clear photograph of this old house because of those big old beautiful trees and the Spanish moss hanging from their branches, but that is part of the charm of Tallahassee and I wouldn't have it any other way!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Reflections in the windows on the side of this historic old house in downtown Tallahassee. Tomorrow I will show you what the front of the house looks like. To see more beautiful reflections from around the world, be sure to visit James at Weekend Reflections.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I saw these guys lounging around outside of The Milano Pizzaria and just had to take their picture. Looks like they spend a lot of time there. Be sure to visit Barcelona Daily Photo to see more Food for Thoughts.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
These terrazzo wall murals are located near the entrance to the Florida State University College of Medicine. They were created by artist and designer Steven Weitzman. The artist spent a year crafting the panels out of colored concrete in a patented process in which he mixes cement and mineral pigments to create dramatic effects. Please click on the picture to get a better view of these beautiful murals.
The first mural features Hippocrates, born in 460 BC and known as the father of clinical medicine. The Oath of Medical Ethics, attributed to his writings, is taken by physicians to the present day. Hippocrates died in 377 B.C.
The second mural features Elizabeth Blackwell, originally from England, who in 1849 became the first woman to graduate from medical school in the United States. She opened The New York Infirmary for Women & Children in 1857 and helped create the infirmary's Medical College for Women, which operated from 1868 to 1899. She went on to become a prolific writer and eventually returned to England, where she held the Chair of Gynecology at the London School of Medicine for Women from 1875 until she retired in 1907 at the age of 86.
The third mural features Florida physician Dr. John Gorrie, who contributed innovations in medical care and public health through his study of tropical diseases. During an 1833 outbreak of yellow fever in Apalachicola, he used resourceful methods to prevent its spread and his concern for patients led him to invent the precursor to the modern air conditioner. At first he suspended ice from the ceiling, but soon developed a compressor to cool water. He was granted a patent from the Smithsonian Institution, where his original model is displayed today.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
The Burt Reynolds Hall Athletic Dorm at Florida State University features one and two bedroom apartments. The facility is located adjacent to the football stadium and houses FSU scholarship athletes. It was named after actor and FSU alumnus Burt Reynolds, who played football at FSU when he was a student at the university back in the 1950's.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The Old City Waterworks is a historic site located near downtown Tallahassee. In the city's early days, water was obtained from area springs. By the turn of the century, public works for water was needed for firefighting and the health of Tallahassee's citizens. The Old City Waterworks was built in 1904 and was Tallahassee’s first public utility facility and began urbanization of the city. It was remodeled in the 1920's to 1930's and closed in 1980, after being added to the US National Register of Historic Places on January 31, 1979. In 2007, it was restored with funding assistance from the Florida Department of State.