Monday, January 31, 2011

Lucky Duck

The Lucky Duck Resale For Autism Shop donates 100% of its proceeds to local families with autistic children. They sell things like clothes, shoes, furniture, and toys. They even have a Facebook page.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

White House

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

Weekend Reflections

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

SkyWatch Friday

Tiny moon through the trees. To see more fascinating skies from around the world, go visit SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Food for Thoughts -- Milano Pizzaria

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

Pizza Chef

This guy can be found most days standing on the side of the road beckoning people to try The Milano Pizzaria.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Med School Murals

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

Cattle and Seafood

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services vehicles parked near downtown Tallahassee. The van is advertising Florida's Cattle Industry and the car is advertising Fresh from Florida "Gulf Safe" Seafood.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Burt Reynolds Hall

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

Weekend Reflections

I took this picture of the Leon County Courthouse in downtown Tallahassee while waiting for the light to change. To see more interesting reflections from around the world, visit Weekend Reflections.

Friday, January 21, 2011

SkyWatch Friday

A beautiful clear blue sky above Wanderings, one of the many interesting shops located just north of Tallahassee in downtown Havana, Florida. To see more wonderful skies from around the world, visit SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Food for Thoughts -- Mellow Mushroom

The Mellow Mushroom makes delicious pizza! Visit Barcelona Daily Photo to see more Food for Thoughts posts from around the world.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Traffic Survey

I was sitting at a red light on the way to work when I looked over and saw this car parked next to the road. The sign in the window says "traffic survey". Your guess is as good as mine!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Old City Waterworks

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.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Men in Trees

I saw this guy standing near the side of the road in front of a local tree service company not too far from where I live.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Frat House

One of the more lavish fraternity houses at Florida State University.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Downtown Condos

The Tallahassee Center is located near downtown within walking distance of the Florida Capitol.

Friday, January 14, 2011

SkyWatch Friday

My grandson and I noticed this scene in the sky over the post office and of course it just screamed at me to take a picture. To see more beautiful skies from around the world, don't miss SkyWatch Friday.