I finished a letter to my sister, Diane, and thought I would take a walk to the post office with it. For one reason, I neither ran nor walked this morning and I need the exercise. For another reason, I could take my Tablet with me and take pictures for a Pedestrian Post.
I actually started out with some trepidation. After all, I have walked this way many, many times, at least a few with my Tablet. Could I find anything new to take a picture of? I decided to trust my luck and set out.
The plant that ate Bellinger Street?
I have been noticing these prickly bushes taking over what used to be a nice front yard garden. I’m not sure if anybody currently lives in the house, but if anyone moves in, I hope they have clippers!
I think a professional company does the flowers.
I decided to take a picture of Saint Francis, in front of the church of that name. He is a little backlit, but we can just pretend that’s his halo. I continued on through Meyer’s Park.
You can’t see the school seals, but you can read the poem.
As I walked across the park to take a picture of the 9/11 Memorial Garden, I noticed this bench I had never seen, donated by Herkimer High School Class of 1959.
Another shot that didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped.
And here is the Memorial Garden. You can’t read it, but the bench says what it is.
I don’t think I have shared a picture of this before, but no promises.
After mailing my letter, I decided to get a shot of the Methodist Church across the street. Then I thought I would stroll over to Washington Street and take a picture of the old Lorraine Billings School. I found a couple other photo ops first.
I hope to write more about this place eventually.
This was the Baptist Church but is now the future home of the Business and Professional Association of Herkimer.
Next I turned around and took a picture of some Queen Anne’s Lace I had noticed. I have some of that in my lawn, but not as many blooms. When I was a kid we used to pick it and put it in water with food coloring.
When it was for sale, they advertised it as a “Brick Bonanza.”
I’ve always been rather fascinated with this building. I do not know who currently owns it or what might eventually happen to it.
Good subs, among other tjings.
Just to throw in a plug for a local business, I took a shot of Carney’s Corners. We often get take-out or delivery from them (but for beer, I go to Beer Belly Bob’s in Ilion).
I’ve been here many times.
I decided to turn down Mary Street and take a picture of the Elks Lodge. I have performed there with LiFT, the Little Falls Theatre Company, in Shakespeare plays and murder mysteries. I wonder if they’ll have us back soon.
The DMV is here.
Continuing up the street, I got a picture of the county office building. Next was Christ Episcopal Church. I know I have taken pictures of that, so I took one of the sign and surrounding flowers.
The Episcopal church is very welcoming.
Turning up Main Street, I soon found myself at my beloved Herkimer Historic Four Corners. Rather than photographing the buildings, which I know I have done, I took a picture of the historic marker in front of the 1834 Jail, again including some flowers.
Again, you probably can’t read it, but I’ve written about the jail and will no doubt do so again.
After that, I headed for home, ignoring any further photo ops. I was afraid my post would be too long, and I see it is beyond my usual length. Thank you to whoever has stayed with me till the end!