Some images from the Saturday Photo Walk for you today. I used what I call the “Retro” look to process these photos to make them look old. Of course the first image of the post office is a little out of character with the huge power lines in the background. It would have taken more time than I had to remove them.
Apparently (what I was told, no research involved) this is a historic post office still in service today. I did not go inside, which now I regret. I may have to make another trip over to investigate it more closely.
This guy was fascinating. I wish I would have had time to visit with him. He was kind enough to step out into the street and pose for this image. Very nice man.
Apparently they offer what is called “Ghost Tours.” General Grant gives you a walking tour of downtown Galena and points out several points of interest from the Civil War era. The uniform looks pretty authentic and he certainly like he could be General Grant. 🙂
This is the Dowling House, which is the oldest house in Galena. Galena’s oldest house, Dowling House, was built-in 1826 by John Dowling. Built of limestone, it was once the only trading post in the city. The Dowling House was equipped with primitive living quarters and hosted many fur traders in years past.
I’ll talk more about the actual Photo Walk later in the week and I have a few more images to show. On the whole I was disappointed in the walk. I really didn’t come away with many images.
I’m giving strong consideration to hosting a Photo Walk next year and Angie had some great ideas on where to hold it. So I’ll mull that over during the Winter and decide if I will do that. I have had some people who were on the other two photo walks if I would consider holding one just on my own. I’ll think about that as well. Might be fun.
That’s it for today. Back at with lots to do. Thanks for stopping by the blog this day. Enjoy the Fall weather and be careful.