Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday Walk: Places

Today... I will share with you some pics from our trip Thanksgiving week.



We crossed the Alabama River via the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge into Selma.




Downtown Selma is almost perfectly preserved.




Most all of the old signs, buildings and architectural details still intact.




If one were to take away the cars and modern traffic lights,these streets would look the same
as they did years and years ago.




Oh........how I love a Kress building...
Everyone that I have seen has such great detail.
This one screams DECO...

Does anyone know the deal with the details on Kress buildings? I could google it, I guess.







Well that's about all the shots that came out clear while zooming through this beautiful town on the way to my sisters.
Have a great Sunday.





11 comments:

Karen in Wichita said...

Wichita has a fancy-pants Kress building, too. I didn't realize it was a national thing until you posted, though.

http://www.nbm.org/exhibitions-collections/collections/kress-collection.html

Some are Art Deco, but they call ours Neo-Gothic.

Jenni said...

Thanks Karen for the link!

Rebekah said...

I've enjoyed your pictures! Your home looks beautiful too, and the history is so interesting...I read your timeline. I love knowing the history of things. Have a blessed day!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

oooh so many lovely period details:)

sandy said...

Jenni, I've enjoyed all three of your blogs, one of the reasons being that they are all obviously labors of love. I was very interested to read the timeline for your home ~ it's nice to know that its history won't be forgotten.

bungalow_bliss said...

Wow, it's like stepping back in time! I love visiting old towns like this.

You're right...the Kress Building is stunning. I can only imagine taking in all the details in person. Beautiful.

Why S? said...

How sad that we can't build beautifully detailed buildings now. Thanks for introducing me to the Kress buildings.

Jenni said...

I found a flicker group dedicated to Kress Buildings.
If only I knew how to link from this phone.

Sandy said...

So beautiful. I love places that preserve the buildings. Sigh. I don't know if we ever had a Kress building in Detroit. I will have to check it out.

I have tagged you in tomorrow's post. I hope you can stop by.

Sandy said...

I checked. We don't have any of those wonderful buildings here. Sigh.

sarah said...

There was an article in American Bungalow magazine about the colored concrete decorative elements within the last year...