Bloomington Daily Photo

A daily photo of Bloomington, Indiana by M.K. Flem$ta, drahcir, AlexB, and Joe Near.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Lake Monroe: Sunsets



Lake Monroe is one of the natural attractions of Bloomington (pun intended).

These are two sunset pictures taken over the last weekend. You know: quite a few people went camping/boating. :-) Both of the photos were made at the Cutright area, close to the boat ramp, one day apart.

You can see SR446 crossing the lake - if you don't speed too much you have a few seconds to enjoy breathtaking view of the lake (no parking on the bridge/dam!).

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Showalter Fountain

This is a photo I took of the Showalter Fountain which is right in front of the IU Auditorium which hosts many of our yearly musicals and plays. The fountain was funded by Grace Montgomery Showalter, the fountain features a two-ton sculpture illustrating "The Birth of Venus." Faculty member Robert Laurent designed it. However, I'm not quite sure how long it's been around. Supposedly, each year one of the fish gets stolen, yet replaced after graduation. Neat tradition!

Monday, May 29, 2006

Flowers!

Mad props to ANYONE that can tell me what type of flower this is! I saw it in a neighbor's yard and I loved it! I want some in my yard! I took this along Highland Avenue yesterday.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Looking down the street


This is a shot going along a fenced yard in the neighborhood... at the end of the fence is the corner of 1st and Highland Avenue.... I used to live a block over to the right on Highland and University St. This area is a very short walking distance from Indiana University. (I could walk to most of my classes within 5 minutes)

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Spring Mill

Okay, so this isn't QUITE Bloomington, but it's nearby. Today I went to Spring Mill State Park and looked around. It's an old pioneer village... this is the only building that is authentic and remains in its exact place. (Many of the others have been moved around or were brought from other pioneer villages) The mill in this photo still grinds corn daily and runs every hour. It still uses the original stones sent in from France in the late 1800's.

Friday, May 26, 2006

What's been keeping me?

Someone asked what had been keeping me from posting? My answer: My new puppy! Not a very flattering photo of me, but I wanted one of me and the puppy together...

I would have taken a nice shot of something more "Bloomington" today (although I find that my dog and I are two of the most important Bloomington residents...) but the horrible weather pretty much kept me inside for pretty much most of the day.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Alfred Kinsey

This is the house of the famous Alfred Kinsey who founded the Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University. You can learn more about Alfred Kinsey by watching this movie. Or, you could learn a little more here on this Wikipedia page about him.

I've been to a party in this house before, yet unfortunately I don't remember much of that evening, or much of the inside... However, Liam Neeson (who played Kinsey in the film) did drop by and eat dinner with the family that now owns it while filming on location. Very cool.

I apologize for the quality of the photo, but since it was an earlier request, I wanted to deliver! So remember, Marcie Fleming sacrifices her art and quality for the people. So later on down the road when I wrong you somehow, think back to this moment... then I won't seem so bad, will I?

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

I like houses, okay?

This is a house on Sheridan Avenue before it merges into 1st Street. It's one of my favorite houses, and a bit off to the right they have a really neat guest house on top of their garage. The owner of the house is a landscaper, but this photo doesn't do her yard any justice!

I've got a list of houses I *LOVE* and if they went up for sale... I'd find a way to get them. (Joe Near, I'm looking at you... ;) ) This one is definitely up there on the list...

(This time I actually prepared photos for the next few days, so hopefully I won't start slacking again! I'll include some pictures of what I've been up to, houses of famous people, shots of campus, downtown, and some countryside photos. Be prepared. ;)