Meanwhile, the area around Forest Park/DeBaliviere MetroLink station continues to be worked on
King’s Lynn is blessed with more than its fair share of waterways.
Land drains like this one, used to drain the water from the marsh land and make it habitable, are a common site, but their utilitarian nature has been smoothed over time.
Grass and wild flowers abound along the bank, and on sunny days like this one, with the water reflecting the blue sky, it seems really like a natural stream, rather than a man-made artifact.
Here it seems so much like a country village that it is difficult to imagine that the busy market area is only a few streets away, with all the bustle and noise of that center of commerce.
It is peaceful and restful, an idyllic escape into the countryside, right here in the center of town.
Leaving the town we find a sign to Pilot Street, and following this we come upon an old cobbled road, and an terrace of houses overlooking a tiny tree filled square.
The sun shining down adds to the tranquility of the scene, and one can imagine that time itself has stood still here for the last century.
This image was featured in the Fina Arts America group “Photography From Around The World” in May, 2014
There is a lot of very important architecture out there in the world, but also some that would never make it to any list of buildings that have to be saved. Sometimes, a building is just old.
On a street in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England is this house. Once, someone decided that this old cottage would look good with a fresh coat of paint. But that was a long time ago, and the bowed front shows signs that the paint has peeled, and is dirty, and along the side of the cottage weeds are growing on the wall.
And yet, this is a solid and interesting cottage, with classic lines and a long and happy history seeping out of its walls.
Maybe it would not win any awards, but it is a place that could be called home.
An American Icon, the local Fire Station stands as a reminder of service to community, and courage in adversity.
The firefighters in this one engine station stand ready to come to the aid of locals in emergency, but on this sunny day the scene is peaceful – almost restful.
The flag flutters in the breeze, and it seems that all is well in the world.