WALK WITH ME ~ there are quotations, though I could not find the one I was seeking ~ about walking ~ about how it is not the destination, but rather the journey.
There is another quote that comes to mind though,
and it is a lovely one to share.
"Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend."
Once private residences, brownstones or townhouses, today these most often serve as a duplex or as apartments. Along tree-lined streets, the ornate iron gates and balconies add charm. Alley-ways or breaks between buildings will sometimes hold a small welcoming garden [see photo in the introduction above].
This amazing mural is one I always pause to enjoy. If only I had a wide-angle lens to capture it with one photo. Also, the sign that tells its story has faded a bit with age, and sadly has been further damaged with graffiti, so I was unable to easily read the origins of the art. From what I could read, the wall art was sponsored by a local women's charity with funds raised from several organizations. Many artists participated with the painting of the mural [date illegible] and as shown in the first photo, there are "one hundred flowers in "My Sister's Garden" each designed by a homeless woman."
What began as a blue sky day ended with storms moving in. So a few random photos of the city skyline from our top floor community room. Looking west (1) as a storm approaches, I was not fast enough to catch the lightning strikes! (2) Looking down at Mount Vernon Square and the Washington Monument as raindrops begin to fall. (3) The storm has passed and nightfall begins over the Inner Harbor. An earlier post about Mount Vernon Square and the Washington Monument can be viewed here if you did not see it when first published.
Thank you for walking beside us.
The mural does look amazing.ReplyDelete
Wow, that mural is really cool. We love the sky photos.ReplyDelete
The Florida Furkids
Absolutely a beautiful walk beside you. WOW!! Love the row homes and architecture.ReplyDelete
Juney you and mom have a bird's eye view of the ever changing skies too
that mural is fantastic and one I would love to see and also those beautiful balconies. I would love to wander and look but would never STAND on one. love your skyline after the storm.ReplyDelete
Don't rain on my parade.ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful mural. I like the wrought ironwork on the houses.ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful neighborhood and a lovely mural. We enjoyed seeing the skyline too.ReplyDelete
That was a nice walk and pretty sights, that mural is a WOW!ReplyDelete
So enjoyed the marvelous photo walk with you ~ Awesome!ReplyDelete
Living in the moment,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka ( A Creative Harbor)
You live in a beautiful city. XOReplyDelete
Thank you for taking us for such a lovely walk. Lee and PhodReplyDelete
What a gorgeous mural and I love your quote! Love the private residences too.ReplyDelete
Such a lovely walk!ReplyDelete
Great views of your city.ReplyDelete
The murals are pawsome.
Someone in out city does them too.
Mum often uses the quote you used today :)
What beautiful places and I love the murals!ReplyDelete
The walks you so kindly share with us always make me happy.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your lovely walk with us, Ann!ReplyDelete
Thank you for letting us go with you on your fantastic walkReplyDelete
Such a fun walk-along. It brings back memories to Mom of her visit to the Georgetown University area. That mural is beyond words - so beautiful.ReplyDelete
Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber
I've heard of My Sister's Place but never had a chance to see that mural close up - WOW how inspiring! Too beautiful not to share. Congrats for being one of our Featured Friends at this week's Friendship Friday party at Create With Joy! :-)ReplyDelete
P.S. Tomorrow is the 1 year anniversary of Tsunami's passing. We will always remember and be grateful for your kindness and friendship to us during our time of need.
Glad I saw this post totally amazing photos thanks so muchReplyDelete
Beautiful quotation and walk. The mural looks amazing.ReplyDelete
That mural is stunning!ReplyDelete