Sunday, July 27, 2008

Weekly Winners - July 20 - 26, 2008

I had a reason to be in the neighborhood where I grew up the other day.


Abandoned pool, 1
Sad...I used to swim here every day in the summer as a kid.

My youth
And this is where I used to have soccer practice

Menomonee River
The Menomonee River

Peaceful
Peaceful path


grey tree
I seem to like gnarly trees - looking at this now I should tweak the contrast a bit, but hindsight is 20/20.


Night falls on German Fest
Night falls on German Fest

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22 comments:

Tismee2 said...

So how did you feel seeing all your old places again? I did the same only with the place where my Nana and Grandad lived - I would spend a month every summer there.

It was much more run down than I realised and everything seemed much smaller than I remembered.

In some ways I wish I'd never returned, just kept the memories I had.

Rivster said...

Wow -- such a beautiful place!!! Thanks for sharing your memories.

MadWoman said...

Lovely pictures. The one of the empty swimming pool made me sad. I remember going back to one of my old neighbourhoods and see a couple of old haunts all dismantled and empty. Made me cry.

Kristin H. said...

The pool makes me sad.

wfbdoglover said...

I forgot we lived in the same town... I was like OOH, someone else has pool problems and OOH there is a German Fest in other cities... hahaha


I thought they raised enough funds to fix up that pool last year? So sad..

Melissa said...

Wow, that poor abandoned pool. It looks huge too. Great shots!

Heather said...

Those are beautiful pictures. It sounds like you had some good times growing up.

Jenty said...

What a lovely looking place, pity about the run down pool

Mishelle Lane said...

Great photos, all of them, but I really love that lsat shot!

maggie said...

Going back to where I grew up can be kind of bittersweet, and I really *love* the way you captured that first shot and how the effects create a mood. Really awesome.

Cheryl Lage said...

Very evocative images, and I didn't even grow up there!

Know what you mean about the bittersweetness. Wonder what our current haunts will look like when our kids come back and visit in future years? (Of course there will be the new the parks named in honor of our superior mothering skills.... ;) )

THopgood said...

Awesome photos Colleen!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Thanks for showing us where you grew up! What great photos!!

Hope you can stop by my blog to enter in my blog giveaway this week!

Lane Boyz Mom said...

Great pix, but I have to say that looking at the one of the pool was sad to me:(

Cathy said...

I like the tree one - just as it is.

Angela said...

Love the pictures! And the one of the tree is nice just as it is...

Shannon said...

Great pics!!! Hey... we also own four dirtbikes.... but two of them are for the boys, lol.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Pictures of abandoned things always make me sad. What happened? hope your trip was fun.

Mrs4444 said...

Thanks for taking me on your walk down Memory Lane :)

wfbdoglover said...

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Kim said...

I love the photo of the tree.. and the picture of the abandoned pool was creepy!!

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Marni's Organized Mess said...

I love going to look at old stuff that I used to play on, with or live at.